The article is devoted to the analysis of Andrei Bely's "Symbolism" (1910) as a reflection of the ideology characteristic of "Musaget" publishing house.
The paper analyzes certain key moments in the appearance of Symbolist poetics in the works of Stéphane Mallarmé, for whom the theoretical foundation for new ideas regarding art, and reflection on the nature and mystery of his own oeuvre were both of primary importance. Special attention is given to such essential articles of the poet as “Artistic Heresy. Art for everyone” , “The Crisis of the Verse”, etc., with a focus on the principal elements of his theory of the symbol, which led to the creation of a new poetic language.
The authors of the book attempt to reflect upon the various aspects of diverse influences between the art of the nineteenth and that of the twentieth century. The artistic dynamic evolution is seen as a multi-level process, where one percieves opposition and inspiration, innovative achievements and lasting inertia. Apart from the analysis of separate works in painting and architecture, the reader will find in this book certain notions regarding literature, cinema and TV.
This research is motivated by the quest for a German Romanticism background for the process of disciplinary formation in the humanities. The article delves into the ideas which were crucial for the formation of symbolism and mythology as an academic discipline, its rise and fall. The research explores the role of debates around romantic philosopher and philologist Friedrich Creuzer’s works and statements in the history of science of mythology. The findings of the research illustrate the impact of the debates around mythology in the age of German Romanticism and German Idealism on the further development of human disciplines. We offer that as in the case of a university professor under a great influence of romantic ideas while establishing the concept of his academic seminar it is crucial for interpretation of an academic discipline history to be aware of the complex interactions between different factors in the debates and conflicts which formed it.