Love, Life, Goethe: Lessons of the Imagination from the Great German Poet

Love, Life, Goethe: Lessons of the Imagination from the Great German Poet

by Armstrong

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ISBN-13: 9780374299682
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/09/2007
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John Armstrong’s books include Move Closer: An Intimate Philosophy of Art. Previously the director of the Aesthetics Programme at the University of London, he is currently a research fellow in the philosophy of art at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Love, Life, Goethe: Lessons of the Imagination from the Great German Poet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is a magesterial work. John Armstrong shows us Goethe as the engaged intellectual whose discourse served the community as much as it did the arts. He shows us the great man's daily life, his capacity for friendship, his immense energy and thirst for aesthetic exploration. As the ancients entered the lists against Plato, Goethe took the great architect Andrea Palladio as his model to be overtaken, then surpassed. Goethe's bringing together of art, ideas, romance and civic engagement gives the book an old fashioned Plutarchian quality that is now met with but rarely among biographers. The book is a benediction. Andrew King