The Author, Art and the Market

The Author, Art and the Market : Rereading the History of Aesthetics

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Analyzing the rise of art in the 18th century, this treatise demonstrates how painting, sculpture and literature were not regarded as valuable art forms before the emergence of a new bourgeois culture. The author reveals how Romantic poets and philosophers invented art as we know it today.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • Columbia University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 5 illus
  • 0231106017
  • 9780231106016
  • 1,188,722

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A riveting snapshot of the moment in Western intellectual history when art became Art. The New Republic

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Rereading the history of aesthetics. The subject of this study is our modern conception of art.

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