Hegels Art History and the Critique of Modernity by Beat WyssHegels Art History and the Critique of Modernity by Beat Wyss

Hegels Art History and the Critique of Modernity

byBeat Wyss

Paperback | June 19, 2008

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In this study, Beat Wyss provides a critical analysis of Hegel's theories of art history. Analogous to his philosophy of history, Hegel viewed the history of art in dialectical terms: With its origins in the Ancient Near East, Western art culminated in Classical Greece, but began its decline already in the Hellenistic period. Yet, as Wyss posits, art refuses its programmed demise. He highlights the political dimension of this contradiction, showing the implications of theories that subordinate art to the will of absolute rule.
Title:Hegels Art History and the Critique of ModernityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.63 inPublished:June 19, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521066808

ISBN - 13:9780521066808

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Table of Contents

Part I. Hegel's Last Walk Through his Museum: 1. Morning: oriental symbolism; 2. Noon; 3. Evening: the West; 4. The fourth chapter of the dialectics; Part II. An Unholy Alliance: 5. Degeneration; 6. Decline; 7. Loss of the centre; 8. Decadence; Part III. Reason Outschemed: Epilogue.

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"These are essential source books and, althouggh very different, are fine examples of perceptive and concrete analysis written in highly readable styles." The Art Book Jan 2002