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Hegel's Art History and the Critique of Modernity
     

Hegel's Art History and the Critique of Modernity

by Beat Wyss
 

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ISBN-10: 0521066808

ISBN-13: 9780521066808

Pub. Date: 06/19/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this study, Beat Wyss provides a critical analysis of Hegel's of art history. Analogous to his philosophy of history, Hegel viewed the history of art in dialectical terms: With its origins in the Ancient Near East, Western art culminated in Classical Greece, but began its decline already in the Hellenistic period. Yet, as Wyss posits, art refuses its programmed

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In this study, Beat Wyss provides a critical analysis of Hegel's of art history. Analogous to his philosophy of history, Hegel viewed the history of art in dialectical terms: With its origins in the Ancient Near East, Western art culminated in Classical Greece, but began its decline already in the Hellenistic period. Yet, as Wyss posits, art refuses its programmed demise. He highlights the political dimension of I this contradiction, showing the implications of theories that subordinate art to the will of absolute rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521066808
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Series:
Res Monographs in Anthropology and Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Hegel's Last Walk Through his Museum: 1. Morning: oriental symbolism; 2. Noon; 3. Evening: the West; 4. The fourth chapter of the dialectics; Part II. An Unholy Alliance: 5. Degeneration; 6. Decline; 7. Loss of the centre; 8. Decadence; Part III. Reason Outschemed: Epilogue.

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