Modern Theories of Art 1: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire by Moshe BaraschModern Theories of Art 1: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire by Moshe Barasch

Modern Theories of Art 1: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire

EditorMoshe Barasch

Paperback | January 1, 1990

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Title:Modern Theories of Art 1: From Winckelmann to BaudelaireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 1990Publisher:NYU Press

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ISBN - 10:0814711766

ISBN - 13:9780814711767

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The book is an analytical survey of the thought about painting and sculpture as it unfolded from the early eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. This was the period during which theories of the visual arts, particularly of painting and sculpture, underwent a radical transformation, as a result of which the intellectual foundations of our modern views on the arts were formed. Because this transformation can only be understood when seen in a broad context of cultural, aesthetic and philosophical developments of the period, Moshe Barasch surveys the opinions of the artists, and also treats in some detail the doctrines of philosophers, poets and critics. Barasch thus traces for the reader the entire development of modernism in art and art theory. The aesthetic and intellectual developments of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that changed our views of the artistic image emphasized some central problems of critical reflection that became the major themes of any thought on art. The artistic symbol, the comprehensive system of the arts, and the relationshi