The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History

The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History

by Mark Jarzombek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521582385

ISBN-13: 9780521582384

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In The Psychologizing of Modernity, Mark Jarzombek examines the impact of psychology on twentieth-century aesthetics. Analyzing the interface among psychology, art history and avant-gardist practices, he also reflects on the longevity of the myth of aesthetic individuality as it infiltrated not only avant-garde art, but also history writing. The principle focus of

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In The Psychologizing of Modernity, Mark Jarzombek examines the impact of psychology on twentieth-century aesthetics. Analyzing the interface among psychology, art history and avant-gardist practices, he also reflects on the longevity of the myth of aesthetic individuality as it infiltrated not only avant-garde art, but also history writing. The principle focus of this study is pre-World War II Germany, where theories of empathy and Entartung emerged; and postwar America, where artists, critics and historians gradually shifted from their reliance on psychology to philosophy, and most recently, to theory.

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ISBN-13:
9780521582384
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; A prolegomenon to critical historiography; Introduction: art psychology, the elusive discipline; 1. The psychologizing of modernity: initial soundings; 2. The body ethos; 3. The vitalist ethos; 4. The social ethos; 5. The literary ethos; 6. Theory activism; Conclusion: the disciplinary dialectics of art and architecture's intellectual history; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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