The Critical Historians of Art by Michael PodroThe Critical Historians of Art by Michael Podro

The Critical Historians of Art

byMichael Podro

Paperback | September 10, 1984

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The first extensive critical account of the work of Semper, Riegl, Wolfflin, Warburg, and Panofsky.
Title:The Critical Historians of ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 1984Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300032404

ISBN - 13:9780300032406

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Major transformations in philosophy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had a deep impact on the subsequent historiography of art, particularly that which developed in Germany between the 1820s and the 1920s. It central figures included Semper, Riegel, Wolfflin, Warburg and Panofsky. Their conceptions of art had their foundation in the aesthetics of Kant, Schiller and Hegel, and they set out to construct interpretative procedures which bring out the role of art within the mental life of the past, and retrieve it for that of the present.