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Social History Of Art Volume 4

Author: Arnold Hauser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134637381
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First published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced. This new edition provides an excellent introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser. In his general introduction to The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris asseses the importance of the work for contemporary art history and visual culture. In addition, an introduction to each volume provides a synopsis of Hausers narrative and serves as a critical guide to the text, identifying major themes, trends and arguments.

Sozialgeschichte Der Kunst Und Literatur

Author: Arnold Hauser
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704573
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Arnold Hauser war einer der ersten, der soziologische Fragestellungen in die Literaturgeschichtsbetrachtung integriert hat. Im vorliegenden Buch beschäftigt er sich grenzüberschreitend mit der Entwicklung von bildender Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Theater und Film. „Die erste wesentliche Soziologie der Kunst, die wir kennen. ... Hausers Buch ist ein Wegweiser durch das Labyrinth der Zeiten und Kulturen.“ Süddeutsche Zeitung

The New Art History

Author: Jonathan Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134582501
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The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality

By Its Cover

Author: Ned Drew
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984971
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We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf. It's really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe: design matters. At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher's commercial imperativesto reflect both an author's ideas and contemporary cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way. In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that has put shape to our literary landscape. By Its Cover traces the story of the American book cover from its inception as a means of utilitarian protection for the book to its current status as an elaborately produced form of communication art. It is, at once, the intertwined story of American graphic design and American literature, and features the work of such legendary figures as Rockwell Kent, E. McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman along with more recent and contemporary innovators including Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff & Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.

Marxism And The History Of Art

Author: Andrew Hemingway
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745323299
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This unique book is the first comprehensive introduction to Marxist approaches to art history. Although the aesthetic was a crucial part of Marx and Engels's thought, they left no programmatic statements on the arts. In meeting this gap, succeeding Marxists have inevitably devised a wide variety of approaches to both aesthetics and the writing of art's history. Although there is an abundant scholarship on Marxist approaches to literature, the historiography of the visual arts from a Marxist perspective has been largely neglected - despite the large impact it has had within academic art history since 1970. This book encompasses a range of influential thinkers and historians from the period of the Second and Third Internationals down to the heyday of the New Left. Among the individuals it covers are: William Morris, Mikhail Lifshits, Frederick Antal, Francis Klingender, Max Raphael, Meyer Schapiro, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre, and Arnold Hauser. It also includes three essays addressing the heritage of the New Left. In the spirit of Marxism itself, the authors interpret the achievements and limitations of Marxist art history in relation to the historical and political circumstances of its production, and provide an indispensable and lucid introduction to contemporary radical practices in the field.

Der Melancholische Blick

Author: Hubert Beck
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Die Stadt-Erfahrung bildet im amerikanischen Denken einen bedeutenden Komplex, in dem utopische Versprechung und apokalyptische Verdammung zusammenlaufen. Die vorliegende Studie analysiert - ästhetisch wie historisch-erkenntnistheoretisch - die Repräsentation der Großstadt sowohl in der Malerei Hoppers als auch in der Ikonographie und Bildkonzeption der Moderne seit Baudelaire und Impressionismus. Sie identifiziert das Werk Hoppers als ein bislang übersehenes Bindeglied zwischen den transzendentalistischen Ansprüchen und Utopien der Romantik und deren Wiederkehr als einer zentralen Problematik der Moderne.