Marx's Lost Aesthetic: Karl Marx and the Visual Arts

Marx's Lost Aesthetic: Karl Marx and the Visual Arts

by Margaret A. Rose


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521369794
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1988
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Visual Art and Aesthetic Theory in Marx's Early Years: 1. Hellenes vs. Nazarenes; 2. Feuerbach and the 'Nazarene' madonna; 3. Marx's lost aesthetic: the early years under Friedrich Wilhelm IV; 4. Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts and the development of a 'productivist' aesthetic; 5. Towards an outline of artistic production, or the 'charm' of a materialist aesthetic; Part II. The Russian Saint-Simon: The Artist as Producer in Russia from the 1830s to the 1930s and Beyond: 6. Saint-Simonists and Realists; 7. The Constructivists of the 1920s and the concept of avant-garde; 8. Avant-garde vs. 'Agroculture': problems of the avant-garde - from Lenin to Stalin and after; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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