Homemade Esthetics: Observations on Art and Taste / Edition 1

Homemade Esthetics: Observations on Art and Taste / Edition 1

by Clement Greenberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195139232

ISBN-13: 9780195139235

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One of this century's most important critics sets forth his thinking on the fundamental questions about the experience of art. Greenberg argues that the standards of quality in art, the artist's responsibility to seek out the hardest demands of a medium, and the critic's responsibility to discriminate are essential conditions for great art. He also discusses the

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One of this century's most important critics sets forth his thinking on the fundamental questions about the experience of art. Greenberg argues that the standards of quality in art, the artist's responsibility to seek out the hardest demands of a medium, and the critic's responsibility to discriminate are essential conditions for great art. He also discusses the interplay of expectation and surprise in aesthetic experience and the exalted consciousness produced by great art.

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ISBN-13:
9780195139235
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Janice Van Horne Greenberg
Acknowledgments
Introduction by Charles Harrison
PART I
The Essays
Intuition and Esthetic Experience
Esthetic Judgment
Can Taste Be Objective?
The Factor of Surprise
Judgment and the Esthetic Object
Convention and Innovation
The Experience of Value
The Language of Esthetic Discourse
Observations on Esthetic Distance
PART II
The Bennington College Seminars, April 6-22, 1971
Night One
Night Two
Night Three
Night Four
Night Five
Night Six
Night Seven
Night Eight
Night Nine
Appendix
Further Reading
Index

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