The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History by Mark JarzombekThe Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History by Mark Jarzombek

The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History

byMark Jarzombek

Paperback | March 2, 2011

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In The Psychologizing of Modernity, Mark Jarzombek examines the impact of psychology on twentieth-century aesthetics. Analyzing the interface among psychology, art history and avant-gardist practices, he also reflects on the longevity of the myth of aesthetic individuality as it infiltrated not only avant-garde art, but also history writing. The principle focus of this study is pre-World War II Germany, where theories of empathy and Entartung emerged; and postwar America, where artists, critics and historians gradually shifted from their reliance on psychology to philosophy, and most recently, to theory.
Title:The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:March 2, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521147638

ISBN - 13:9780521147637

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; A prolegomenon to critical historiography; Introduction: art psychology, The elusive discipline; 1. The psychologizing of modernity: initial soundings; 2. The body ethos; 3. The vitalist ethos; 4. The social ethos; 5. The literary ethos; 6. Theory activism; Conclusion: the disciplinary dialectics of art and architecture's intellectual history; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"well-informed, transdisciplinary, historical argument." Times Literary Supplement