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Author Morrison, Jeffrey

Title Winckelmann and the notion of aesthetic education / Jeffrey Morrison
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


Description 1 online resource (274 pages)
Series Oxford modern languages and literature monographs
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs
Contents 1. Italian Travel in the Eighteenth Century: The Roman Scene Around 1750 -- 2. Johann Joachim Winckelmann and Roman Ingarden on the Reception of Works of Art -- 3. Johann Hermann Von Riedesel -- 4. Johann Jacob Volkmann -- 5. Conclusion: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Summary This book examines the pivotal role of Johann Joachim Winckelmann as an arbiter of classical taste. It identifies the key features of Winckelmann's treatment of classical beauty, particularly in his famous descriptions, and investigates his teaching of the appreciation of beauty. The work identifies and examines the point at which theory and descriptive method are merged in a practical attempt to offer aesthetic education. The publications and correspondence of Winckelmann's pupils are offered as criteria for judging the success of his mission, eventually casting doubt upon his concept of aesthetic education, both in theory and in practice
The final chapter of the book is concerned with Goethe's reception of Winckelmann, which shows unusual sensitivity to his work's aesthetic core. It also shows how Goethe's own writing on Italy reveals a process of independent aesthetic education akin to Winckelmann's and distinct from his pupils. The work is founded in close textual analysis but also covers the principles of aesthetic education, the value of the Grand Tour and the role of Rome in the European imagination
Analysis Aesthetics
Education Philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index
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Subject Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768 -- Aesthetics
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Aesthetics
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768.
Winckelmann, Johann Joachim.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 18th century -- Study and teaching
Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching
Aesthetics, German -- 18th century.
Aesthetics, German -- 19th century.
Aesthetics, German.
Aesthetics, Modern -- Study and teaching.
Ästhetische Erziehung
Kunstzinnige vorming.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191673504