Aesthetics

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

By James Elkins

In this extraordinary assortment, over twenty of the world's such a lot favourite 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 significantly leading edge constitution: it starts with introductions, and centres on an lively dialog between ten historians and aestheticians. That dialog used to be then despatched to 20 students for remark and their responses are very varied: a few are casual letters and others complete essays with footnotes. a few imagine they've got the reply in hand, and others bring up but extra questions. the amount ends with synoptic essays, one by way of a well-known aesthetician and the opposite through a literary critic.


This stimulating inaugural quantity within the Routledge The paintings Seminar sequence offers now not one yet many solutions to the query; Does philosophy have something to assert to paintings history?

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