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Art Theory: An Historical Introduction

Robert Williams
Format
Book
Published
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
1405107065 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1405107073 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • 1: Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • The shield of Achilles
  • Imitation and knowledge
  • Beauty
  • Rhetoric
  • Word and world
  • 2: The early modern period
  • Craftsmen and theorists
  • Humanism
  • The academic system
  • 3: The enlightenment
  • The eighteenth century
  • Radical idealism
  • 4: The nineteenth century
  • The crisis of the academy
  • Impressionism
  • "Absolute art exists at last"
  • Ruskin and the Aesthetes
  • 5: The early twentieth century
  • Beyond nature
  • Beyond reason
  • American modern
  • 6: Postmodernism
  • The critique of culture
  • The phenomenology of signs
  • Future present.
Description
xiv, 310 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-294) and index.
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