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Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Sebastian Zeidler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. This book ... More


Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art

John Sallis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734224
eISBN:
9780226734231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734231.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. The author exposes ... More


Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Stephen H. Watson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Why, and in what manner, did artist Paul Klee have such a significant impact on twentieth-century thinkers? His art and his writing inspired leading philosophers to produce key texts in ... More


Private Mythologies

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on Paul Klee, an artist who, because of his difference from Pablo Picasso, mattered nearly as much to Carl Einstein. In the later 1920s, Klee's work prompted Einstein to write a ... More


Designing: Discipline and Introspection at the Bauhaus

Zeynep Çelik Alexander

in Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485201
eISBN:
9780226485348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485348.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the role that kinaesthetic knowing played at the Bauhaus, even after the epistemological principle had fallen out of favor elsewhere. László Moholy-Nagy, Johannes Itten, Wassily ... More


Introduction: Interpreting Klee: Fusing the Architectonic and the Poetic

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introduction chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the philosophical interpretations of the art and writings of painter Paul Klee, explaining that the works of Klee have been ... More


On the Withdrawal of the Beautiful: Adorno's and Merleau-Ponty's Readings of Paul Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee and their views on beauty. It analyzes the confluence in the works of Adorno and ... More


Gadamer, Benjamin, Aesthetic Modernism, and the Rehabilitation of Allegory: The Relevance of Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer and Walter Benjamin's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee in relation to aesthetic modernism and the rehabilitation of allegory. It explains that Klee ... More


Of Sartre, Klee, Surrealism, and Philosophy: Toward a “Nonprosaic” Conception of Consciousness

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter, which examines Jean-Paul Satre's reading of the works of Paul Klee in the context of surrealism and conception of consciousness, highlights Sarte's criticisms on the surrealists ... More


Heidegger, Klee's Turn, and the Origin of the Work of Art

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes Martin Heidegger's interpretation of Paul Klee's works based on his essay The Origin of the Work of Art, explaining that Heidegger described Klee's works as he did the Greek ... More


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