Art History Versus Aesthetics (The Art Seminar) by James Elkins

By James Elkins

In this extraordinary assortment, over twenty of the world's so much trendy thinkers at the topic together with Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein consider the disconnect among those disciplines. the quantity has a greatly leading edge constitution: it starts off with introductions, and centres on an lively dialog between ten historians and aestheticians. That dialog was once then despatched to 20 students for observation and their responses are very assorted: a few are casual letters and others complete essays with footnotes. a few imagine they've got the reply in hand, and others increase but extra questions. the quantity ends with synoptic essays, one via a renowned aesthetician and the opposite through a literary critic.

This stimulating inaugural quantity within the Routledge The artwork Seminar sequence offers no longer one yet many solutions to the query; Does philosophy have whatever to claim to artwork history?

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