Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader

Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader

Language: English

Pages: 376

ISBN: 0231140959

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Here, for the first time, Christopher Kul-Want brings together twenty-five texts on art written by twenty philosophers. Covering the Enlightenment to postmodernism, these essays draw on Continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory, and each is accompanied by an overview and interpretation.

The volume features Martin Heidegger on Van Gogh's shoes and the meaning of the Greek temple; Georges Bataille on Salvador Dalí's The Lugubrious Game; Theodor W. Adorno on capitalism and collage; Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes on the uncanny nature of photography; Sigmund Freud on Leonardo Da Vinci and his interpreters; Jacques Lacan and Julia Kristeva on the paintings of Holbein; Freud's postmodern critic, Gilles Deleuze on the visceral paintings of Francis Bacon; and Giorgio Agamben on the twin traditions of the Duchampian ready-made and Pop Art. Kul-Want elucidates these texts with essays on aesthetics, from Hegel and Nietzsche to Badiou and Rancière, demonstrating how philosophy adopted a new orientation toward aesthetic experience and subjectivity in the wake of Kant's powerful legacy.

Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics (Society of Biblical Literature; Volume 73)

Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger

The Impossible Nude: Chinese Art and Western Aesthetics

Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984, Volume 2: Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology

Art and Ethical Criticism (New Directions in Aesthetics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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