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Author Barasch, Moshe, author.

Title Modern theories of art. 2, From impressionism to Kandinsky / Moshe Barasch.

Published New York : New York University Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 390 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Series WorldCat Holdings.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- I. Impressionism -- 1. Introduction: The Crisis of Realism -- 2. Aesthetic Culture in the Literature of the Time -- 3. Impressionism and the Philosophical Culture of the Time -- 4. Science and Painting -- 5. Impressionism: Reflections on Style -- 6. Fragment as Art Form.
II. Empathy -- 7. Introduction: An Empathy Tradition in the Theory of Art -- 8. Gustav Fechner -- 9. Charles Darwin: The Science of Expression -- 10. Robert Vischer -- 11. Empathy: Toward a Definition -- 12. Wilhelm Dilthey -- 13. Conrad Fiedler -- 14. Adolf Hildebrand -- 15. Alois Riegl -- 16. Wilhelm Worringer: Abstraction and Empathy.
III. Discovering the Primitive -- 17. Introduction: Conditions of Modern Primitivism -- 18. Beginnings of Scholarly Study: Gottfried Semper -- 19. Discovering Prehistoric Art -- 20. Understanding Distant Cultures: The Case of Egypt -- 21. Gauguin -- 22. African Art.
IV. Abstract Art -- 23. Abstract Art: Origins and Sources -- 24. Subject Matter of Abstract Painting -- 25. Color -- 26. Line -- 27. Composition and Harmony -- Bibliographical Essay.
Summary In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and the interrelation of new modes of scientific inquiry with artistic theory and praxis. The consequent changes in the ways in which critics as well as artists conceptualized paintings and sculptures were radical, marked by an obsession with intense, immediate sensory experiences, psychological reflection on the effects of art, and a magnetic pull to the exotic and alien, making for the most exciting and fertile period in the history of art criticism.
Other author OCLC, issuing body.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Art -- Philosophy.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th century.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
Impressionism (Art)
Empathy in art.
Primitivism in art.
Art, Abstract.
ISBN 0585424993