Art in Theory 1815-1900 provides the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on nineteenth-century theories of art.
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About the Author
Charles Harrison is Professor of History and Theory of Art at the Open University. He is author of Essays on Art & Language (1991, 2001), Modernism (1997), Conceptual Art and Painting (2001) and Painting the Difference (2005).
Paul Wood is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the author of Conceptual Art (2002) and has contributed to various publications in the history of modern art.
Jason Gaiger is Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the editor and translator of Herder’s Sculpture: Some Observations on Shape and Form from Pygmalion’s Creative Dream (2002) and has published widely in the field of art history and aesthetics.
Table of Contents
A Note on the Presentation and Editing of Texts.
Part I: Feeling and Nature:.
1. Originality and Genius.
2. Responses to Nature.
Part II: The Demands of the Present:.
3. Utility and Revolution.
4. Art and Nature Moralised.
5. Systems and Techniques.
6. The Individual in the Present.
Part III: Modernity and Bourgeois Life:.
7. Modern Conditions.
8. Realism and Naturalism.
9. Morals and Standards.
10. The Conditions of Art.
Part IV: Temperaments and Techniques:.
11. Effects and Impressions.
12. Photography as an Art.
13. Science and Method.
Part V: Aesthetics and Historical Awareness:.
14. Empathy and the Problem of Form.
15. Cultural Criticism.
16. The Independence of Art.
Part VI: The Idea of Modern Art:.
17. Modernist Themes: Paris and Beyond.
18. Expression and Colour.