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Kant, Art, and Art History

Moments of Discipline

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Kant, Art, and Art History by Mark A. Cheetham
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Kant, Art, and Art History is the first systematic study of Kant's reception of and influence on the visual arts and art history. Arguing against Kant's transcendental approach to aesthetic judgement, Cheetham examines five 'moments' of his influence, including the use of Kant's political writings among German-speaking artists and critics in Rome around 1800; the canonized patterns of Kant's reception in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art history, particularly in the work of Woelfflin and Panofsky; and the Kantian language in the criticism of Cubism. He also reassesses Clement Greenberg's famous reliance on Kant. The final chapter focuses on Kant's 'image', both in contemporary and posthumous portraits, with respect to his status as the image of philosophy within a disciplinary hierarchy. In Cheetham's reading, Kant emerges as a figure who has constantly erected and crossed the borders among art, its history, and philosophy.
Release date NZ
April 2nd, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
25 Halftones, unspecified; 10 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780521107563
Product ID
2966356

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