Iconoclasm in Aesthetics

Iconoclasm in Aesthetics

by Michael Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521822092

ISBN-13: 9780521822091

Pub. Date: 09/04/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although philosophers have characteristically taken the view that art is a vehicle of some universal meaning or truth, art historians emphasize the concrete, historical location of the individual work of art. Is aesthetics capable of sustaining these two approaches? Or, as Michael Kelly argues: Is art actually determined by its historical particularity? His

Overview

Although philosophers have characteristically taken the view that art is a vehicle of some universal meaning or truth, art historians emphasize the concrete, historical location of the individual work of art. Is aesthetics capable of sustaining these two approaches? Or, as Michael Kelly argues: Is art actually determined by its historical particularity? His book covers the views of four philosophers—Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida, and Danto—ultimately iconoclasts, despite their significant philosophical engagement with the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. Heidegger, van Gogh, Schapiro; 2. Adorno, Richter, Buchloh; 3. Derrida, Tansey, Danto; 4. Danto, Sherman, Krauss; 5. Aesthetics without iconoclasm.

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