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Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Frederick C. Beiser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This book is a re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics which prevailed in Germany in the late 17th and 18th century. It is partly an historical survey of the central figures and ... More


Hume's Standard of Taste: The Real Problem

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay formulates a persisting problem about the authority of art criticism and situates this problem in relation to Hume's search for the standard of taste in his famous essay of that name. It ... More


‘The Critic as Artist’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Critic as Artist, which suggests that the true critic of a work of art is the starting point for a new work of art. This interpretation of Wilde's essay ... More


Alternatives 1971–1988

in Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846316456.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This section focuses on Lawrence Alloway's life as an art critic in the period 1971–1988, beginning with the emergence of disorienting art as an expression of dissent in the art world, Alloway's ... More


Lawrence and Bloomsbury I: Significant Form

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Clive Bell's Art (1914), one of the key texts of Bloomsbury art-criticism, is at best an incoherent work and, at worst, a disturbingly elitist one. Peter Fuller, in Art and Psychoanalysis, is harshly ... More


Continuum 1952–1961

in Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846316456.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Lawrence Alloway's scope as an art critic became international in 1950, but his criticism only changed significantly the following year after a review of a Roberto Matta exhibition at the Institute ... More


Abundance 1961–1971

in Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846316456.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This section focuses on Lawrence Alloway's life as an art critic in the period 1961–1971, beginning with his travel to the United States in 1961 and his dispute with Clement Greenberg with regards to ... More


Summary and Conclusion

in Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846316456.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

For Lawrence Alloway, the 1960s was ‘a period of exceptional high pressure, affluence, creativity, [and] confidence’, which was in stark contrast to the 1970s. This changed outlook in art was implied ... More


Japanese Art Criticism: The First Fifty Years

Mikiko Hirayama

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the evolution of modern Japanese art criticism from the 1880s to the late 1930s, with particular emphasis on the discourse on yōga. It begins with a discussion of three ... More


Aesthetics, Phantasia, and the Theistic

Daniel N. Robinson

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

Aesthetics, as with naturalism itself, reaches contemporary understanding by way of a winding path. Plato's own conflicting analyses of drama, music, and poetry would find Aristotle returning to ... More


Language and Rhetoric

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that there is no one text that synthesizes Baudelaire's thinking. To enter fully into Baudelaire's mental universe, it is important to read his criticism in the light of his ... More


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


Lawrence and Bloomsbury III: Cézanne's Apple

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It has been argued in the last two chapters that D. H. Lawrence and the Bloomsbury art-critics had far more in common than the critical orthodoxy on modernist aesthetics would suggest. The extent to ... More


D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Anne Fernihough

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This first extended study of D. H. Lawrence's aesthetics draws on a number of modern critical approaches to present an original and balanced analysis of his literary and art criticism, and of the ... More


Introduction

James Grant

in The Critical Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661794
eISBN:
9780191748318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661794.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

According to many, criticism of the arts, like the creation of art, involves a major role for imaginativeness. This introduction presents some of the reasons why philosophers have found this view ... More


Art and Technology: Victorian Predecessors

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Women in Love is both an intense scrutiny of the status of art and artists in modern society and a graphic and heartfelt evocation of the spread of the ‘leprosy’ of industrialism ... 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


The Critical Imagination

James Grant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661794
eISBN:
9780191748318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This book is about metaphor, imaginativeness, and criticism of the arts. Since the eighteenth century, many philosophers have argued that appreciating art is rewarding because it involves responding ... More


Caricature

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter develops, in a ‘Baudelairean’ manner, the suggestive quality of the works he admires. Wherever relevant, it also indicates the relationship of the art criticism to his other writings, in ... More


Five: Art's Inhumanity: “Reality and Its Shadow”

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Emmanuel Levinas' criticism on the inhumanity of art in his essay “Reality and Its Shadow”. It explains that the il y a plays a central role in Levinas' ... More


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