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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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Acknowledgements.

A Note on the Presentation and Editing of Texts.

General Introduction.

Part I: Feeling and Nature.

Part II: The Demands of the Present.

Part III: Modernity and Bourgeois Life.

Part IV: Temperaments and Techniques.

Part V: Aesthetics and Historical Awareness.

Part VI: The Idea of Modern Art.

Bibliography.

Copyright Acknowledgements.

Index.
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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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  • 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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‘… 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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