Kant, Art, and Art History: Moments of Discipline

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Overview

Kant, Art, and Art History: Moments of Discipline is the first systematic study of Kant's reception and influence on the visual arts and art history. Arguing against Kant's transcendental approach to aesthetic judgment, Cheetham examines five "moments" of his influence. The final chapter focuses on Kant's "image," both in contemporary and posthumous portraits, with respect to his status as the image of philosophy within a disciplinary hierarchy. In Cheetham's reading, Kant emerges as a figure who has constantly erected and crossed the borders among art, its history, and philosophy.

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"...this book adds something new and provocative to the annals of Kantian scholarship...The book is richly illustrated and should provide arresting reading across the disciplines." H-Net Reviews

"Cheetham's work is an erudite and highly reflexive contribution to Kant studies, an invigorating and revitalizing critical infusion." German Studies Review

"Mark Cheetham's thorough and insightful new work investigates Kant's continuing influence on the visual arts, both in practice and as defined by the academic discipline of art history." Journal of the History of Philosophy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521107563
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/2/2009
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,201,416
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: bo(a)rders; 2. Place and time: Kant in Rome c. 1800; 3. The genealogy of authority: Kant and art's history in the twentieth century; 4. The sublime is now (again): French theory/international art; 5. Kant's skull: portraits and the image of philosophy, c. 1790-1990.

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