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The Invention of Art a Cultural History

by L. E. Shiner

  • ISBN: 9780226753423
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The Invention of Art a Cultural History

by L. E. Shiner

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780226753423
  • ISBN10: 0226753425
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Description: List of Illustrations Preface Introduction The Great Division Words and Institutions PART I: BEFORE FINE ART AND CRAFT Overview 1. The Greeks Had No Word for It Art,techne, ars The Artisan/Artist 2. Aquinas's Saw From "Servile" to "Mechanical" Arts Artificers The Idea of Beauty 3. Michelangelo and Shakespeare: Art on the Rise Opening up the Liberal Arts The Changing Status of Artisan/Artists The Ideal Qualities of the Artisan/Artist Shakespeare, Jonson, and the "Work" A Proto-Aesthetic? 4. Artemesia's Allegory: Art in Transition The Artisan/Artist's Continuing Struggle for Status The Image of the Artisan/Artist Steps toward the Category of Fine Art The Role of Taste PART II: ART DIVIDED Overview 5. Polite Arts for the Polite Constructing the Category of Fine Art The New Institutions of Fine Art The New Art Public 6. The Artist, the Work, and the Market The Separation of the Artist from the Artisan The Ideal Image of the Artist The Fate of the Artisan The Gender of Genius The Ideal of the "Work of Art" From Patronage to the Market 7. From Taste to the Aesthetic Learning Aesthetic Behavior The Art Public and the Problem of Taste The Elements of the Aesthetic Kant and Schiller Sum Up the Aesthetic PART III: COUNTERCURRENTS Overview 8. Hogarth, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft Hogarth's "Hedonist Aesthetics" Rousseau's Festival Aesthetic Wollstonecraft and the Beauty of Justice 9. Revolution: Music, Festival, Museum The Collapse of Patronage The Revolutionary Festivals Revolutionary Music The Revolution and the Museum PART IV: THE APOTHEOSIS OF ART Overview 10. Art as Redemptive Revelation Art Becomes an Independent Realm The Spiritual Elevation of Art 11. The Artist: A Sacred Calling The Exalted Image of Artists The Descent of the Artisan 12. Silences: Triumph of the Aesthetic Learning Aesthetic Behavior The Rise of the Aesthetic and the Decline of Beauty The Problem of Art and Society PART V: BEYOND ART AND CRAFT Overview 13. Assimilation and Resistance The Assimilation of Photography Varieties of Resistance: Emerson, Marx, Ruskin, Morris The Arts and Crafts Movement 14. Modernism, Anti-Art, Bauhaus Modernism and Purity The Case of Photography Anti-Art The Bauhaus Three Philosopher-Critics on the Division of Art Modernism and Formalism Triumphant 15. Beyond Art and Craft? "Primitive Art" Crafts-as-Art Architecture as Art The Photography-as-Art Boom The "Death of Literature"? Mass Art Art and Life Public Art Conclusion Notes References Index
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