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Art in Theory 1815-1900: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

ISBN: 978-0-631-20066-6
1120 pages
March 1998, ©1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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Art in Theory 1815-1900 provides the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on nineteenth-century theories of art.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

A Note on the Presentation and Editing of Texts.

General Introduction.

Part I: Feeling and Nature:.

1. Originality and Genius.

2. Responses to Nature.

Part II: The Demands of the Present:.

3. Utility and Revolution.

4. Art and Nature Moralised.

5. Systems and Techniques.

6. The Individual in the Present.

Part III: Modernity and Bourgeois Life:.

7. Modern Conditions.

8. Realism and Naturalism.

9. Morals and Standards.

10. The Conditions of Art.

Part IV: Temperaments and Techniques:.

11. Effects and Impressions.

12. Photography as an Art.

13. Science and Method.

Part V: Aesthetics and Historical Awareness:.

14. Empathy and the Problem of Form.

15. Cultural Criticism.

16. The Independence of Art.

Part VI: The Idea of Modern Art:.

17. Modernist Themes: Paris and Beyond.

18. Expression and Colour.

19. Symbolism.

Bibliography.

Copyright Acknowledgements.

Index.

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Author Information

Charles Harrison is Professor of History and Theory of Art at the Open University. He is author of Essays on Art & Language (1991, 2001), Modernism (1997), Conceptual Art and Painting (2001) and Painting the Difference (2005).


Paul Wood is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the author of Conceptual Art (2002) and has contributed to various publications in the history of modern art.


Jason Gaiger is Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the editor and translator of Herder’s Sculpture: Some Observations on Shape and Form from Pygmalion’s Creative Dream (2002) and has published widely in the field of art history and aesthetics.

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The Wiley Advantage


  • Provides an indispensable companion to Harrison and Wood's classic volume Art in Theory 1900-1990.
  • Extends to a startling degree the canon of nineteenth-century art theory.
  • Offers for the first time English translations of material from foreign sources, comprising a third of the entire volume.
  • For more details of our book and journal list in Art, visit http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/arttheory
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Reviews

‘… an enormous contribution to the field and a triumph of editorial endeavour.’ Journal of Art & Design Education <!--end-->

"The volume provides the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on nineteenth-century theories of art. Like its highly successful companion volume Art in Theory 1900-1990, it is edited by Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, this time with an additional editor, Jason Gaiger. Its primary aim is to provide students and teachers with the documentary material for informed and up-to-date study. Its two hundred and sixty texts, clear organisation and considerable editorial content combine to provide a vivid and indispensable introduction to the history of the art of the period. The Anthology is also invaluable to anyone interested in the wider cultural debates of the nineteenth century, and in the development of modern aesthetic theories." Bollettino Del Publications

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