First published in 1916 in German, this important work has never been translated into English--until now. Simmel attacks such questions as "What do we see in a work of Art?" and "What do Rembrandt's portraits tell us about human nature?" This is a major work by a major thinker concerning one of the world's most important painters.
Georg Simmel (1858-1918) was a German sociologist of high regard. His most famous work, which Routledge also publishes, is The Philosophy of Money.
Alan Scott is Professor and Helmut Staubmann is Associate Professor, both in the Department of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.