Georg Simmel on Rembrandt: A Philosophical Meditation on Art / Edition 1
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Georg Simmel on Rembrandt: A Philosophical Meditation on Art / Edition 1

Georg Simmel on Rembrandt: A Philosophical Meditation on Art / Edition 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415926690
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Georg Simmel (1858-1918) was a German sociologist of high regard. His most famous work, which Routledge also publishes, is The Philosophy of Money.
Alan Scott is Professor and Helmut Staubmann is Associate Professor, both in the Department of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Table of Contents

Translators' Noteix
Editors' Introductionxi
Simmel's Preface to the First Edition of 19161
Chapter 1The Expression of Inner Life5
Continuity of Life and the Movement of Expression5
Being and Becoming in a Portrait8
The Series of Portraits and Drawings11
Reserve and Openness of the Portrait Figure13
The Circle in the Depiction of a Person16
The Animation of the Portrait20
Subjective Realism and the Self-Portrait24
Artistic Procreation27
Life's Past in the Painting32
The Representation of Movement38
The Unity of the Composition42
Clarity and Detailing47
Life and Form51
Chapter 2Individualization and the General61
Type and Representation61
Two Conceptions of Life66
Notes on the Individuality of Form and on Pantheism68
Beauty and Perfection81
The Individuality of the Renaissance and of Rembrandt87
Types of Generality91
The Art of Old Age96
The Aspatial Gaze98
Human Fate and the Heraclitean Cosmos101
Chapter 3Religious Art111
Objective and Subjective Religion in Art111
Concrete Existence and Religious Life118
The Type of Unity in the Religious Paintings122
Individual Religiosity, Mystique, and Calvinism124
Inner Quality [Seelenhaftigkeit]130
Religious-Artistic Creation132
Light: Its Individuality and Immanence135
Excursus: What Do We See in a Work of Art?142
Dogmatic Contents151
In Conclusion155
The Capacity to Create and to Fashion155
Antitheses in Art160
AppendixWorks of Art Mentioned in the Text with Their Dates and Current Locations163
References from Editors' Introduction and Notes173
Index of Names and Works175

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