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Author Barasch, Moshe.

Title Theories of art / Moshe Barasch
Edition Revised edition
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2000


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Description 3 volumes ; 23 cm
Contents 1. From Plato to Winckelmann -- 2. From Winckelmann to Baudelaire -- 3. From Impressionism to Kandinsky
Summary "Theories of Art offers a thorough-going analysis and reassessment of major trends in European art theory and the development of that theory from the time of Plato to the early eighteenth century. In this elegant presentation Moshe Barasch acknowledges that art theory may have changed in intellectual outlook and artistic aims during the pre-modern period. However, he argues that it nonetheless remained a whole in which different attitudes and traditions were so intricately interwoven that they could not be separated from one another. Barasch shows how (and why) art theory then broke into several disciplines - history of art, abstract aesthetics, art criticism - in the eighteenth century. He demonstrates that the many-sided concepts of painting and sculpture that crystallized in the Age of Reason have ensured that art must now be studied within conceptual frameworks different from those of the past."
"Though Theories of Art is a comprehensive book that will be valuable to art historians, from advanced undergraduate to instructor, it will serve as a stimulating and enjoyable introduction to art theory for the general reader as well."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published as: Modern theories of art. New York : London : New York University Press, 1985
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Art -- Philosophy.
Aesthetics -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Author Barasch, Moshe. Modern theories of art
LC no. 00042461
ISBN 0415926254 paperback v.1
0415926262 v. 2 paperback acid-free paper
0415926270 v. 3 paperback acid-free paper
Other Titles Modern theories of art
From Plato to Winckelmann
From Winckelmann to Baudelair
From Impressionism to Kandinsky