Social History of Art

Social History of Art

by Arnold Hauser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 039470116X

ISBN-13: 9780394701165

Pub. Date: 09/12/1958

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

First published in 1951, Arnold Hauser's commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art, from its origins in the Stone Age through to the "Film Age." This new edition of a classic work explores historical and social movements and the effects

these have had on the production of art--the centrality of class and class struggle, the cultural

Overview

First published in 1951, Arnold Hauser's commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art, from its origins in the Stone Age through to the "Film Age." This new edition of a classic work explores historical and social movements and the effects

these have had on the production of art--the centrality of class and class struggle, the cultural roles of ideologies and the determining influence of modes of economic development. There are 144 illustrations within the four volumes and each volume has a new general introduction by

Jonathan Harris which traces the history of Hauser's project, discusses the relevance of the work for art history today, provides a synopsis of Hauser's narrative, and offers a critical guide that highlights major themes, trends and arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394701165
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/12/1958
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.43(h) x 1.18(d)

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