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From Aesthetic Ideas to the Avant‐Garde: The Scope of Fine Art

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter develops the potential of Kant's theory of fine art by offering an exposition and sustained critical account of the key notions of aesthetic ideas, genius, and originality. In ... More


Designs À La Grecque

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the 18th century, when music was under discussion it was vocal music that was almost always was talked about by philosophers and other ‘theorists’ of the arts. There wasn't any real problem with ... More


Defining the Art

Paul Woodruff

in The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter proposes the hypothesis of the book: that the arts of theater are the art of making human action worth watching and the art of finding human action worth watching. Chapter 1 ... More


Non‐Western Art and Art's Definition

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Without much discussion, most philosophers of art have confined their attention to Western fine art. There is good reason, however, to think that art is pan-cultural and ancient, and frequently ... More


Art in a Cool Climate: The Cultural Policy of the British State in European Context, c. 1780 to c. 1850*

Peter Mandler

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Is it possible to speak of a ‘cultural policy’ of the ‘State’ in this period without falling into anachronism? Patronage of the fine arts had been a traditional (self-selected) responsibility of ... More


Beyond Formalism: Kant's Theory of Art

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Addresses Kant's theory of fine art. Pays particular attention to the notions of genius, and the subjective conditions of artistic creativity. Further argument determines the key significance of a ... More


William Morris’s ‘Work-Pleasure’: Literature, Science and Fine Art

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter seeks to elucidate nineteenth-century conceptions of art as fine art. Taking its cue from Raymond Williams’s account of a divorce of (fine) art from (technical) work, the chapter pursues ... More


Concepts and Terms

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Though absent from the Greek language as a term, the notion of the aesthetic is embedded in archaic and classical thought and encountered in different but equally complex modes of thinking in both ... More


ICD's Blind Spot: The Fine Arts

in Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301693
eISBN:
9780226301716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301716.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the potential of fine arts in propaganda. The Information Control Division (ICD) failed to appreciate the propaganda potential of the fine arts and did not participate actively ... More


The Legislator and the Priest: Cosmopolitan Nationalism in Boston and New York

Peggy Levitt

in Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286061
eISBN:
9780520961456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286061.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines how the global in relation to the national is showcased in Boston and New York museums. More specifically, it considers how the Brooklyn Museum in New York City and the Museum ... More


Nightmare at the Slade: Digging for the Sunrise of Wonder, 1892–4

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the years immediately following Chesterton' departure from St Paul's. In the summer of 1892, Chesterton spent a year preparing, in theory, for a course in fine arts and other ... More


Introduction

Tim Blanning and Hagen Schulze

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Held in September 2003, the conference on ‘Unity and diversity in European culture, c. 1800’ was a joint initiative on the part of the British Academy and the German Historical Institute London. It ... More


The Conceptual Landscape of Luxury in Germany

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides a conceptual map of luxury in Germany during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It examines the particularities of the German discourse of luxury through a ... More


Art as Grandeur

Sharon Ann Musher

in Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247182
eISBN:
9780226247212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247212.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the persistence through the Depression of neoclassical public architecture, the building of monumental structures that drew on the signs and symbols of ancient Greece and Rome ... More


Humanist modernism: Ralph Hotere and ‘New Commonwealth Internationalism’

Damian Skinner

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1961 Māori artist Ralph Hotere moved to London to study at the Central School of Art, subsequently settling in Vence, France, before he returned to New Zealand in 1964. He became part of a ... More


Golden Era

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Golden Era's youthful founders, Rollin M. Dagget, who was only nineteen years old when he arrived on the Coast, and J. MacDonough Foard, who was only twenty-one, had followed Horace Greeley's own ... More


Dundee: Art, Artists and their Public from 1900

Matthew Jarron

in Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860905
eISBN:
9781474406031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the changing fortunes of art culture in Dundee from the late nineteenth century onwards. It attempts to explain its apparent decline in the twentieth century and subsequent ... More


Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Lily Chumley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691164977
eISBN:
9781400881321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164977.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last three decades have seen a massive expansion of China's visual culture industries, from architecture and graphic design to fine art and fashion. New ideologies of creativity and creative ... More


Karl Philipp Moritz and the System of Needs

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the complexity and equivocation that characterize attempts to untangle the interrelationships among luxury, consumption, the fine arts, and human needs in late ... More


Admitted Equals: Art and Letters

Theresa Ann Smith

in The Emerging Female Citizen: Gender and Enlightenment in Spain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245839
eISBN:
9780520932227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245839.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that by the 1740s and 1750s, much of Spain's intelligentsia had accepted the idea that women were rational and thus equal beings. Key to this assessment was women's participation ... More


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