Aesthetics: Volume 1

Aesthetics: Volume 1

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In his Aesthetics Hegel gives full expression to his seminal theory of art. He surveys the history of art from ancient India, Egypt, and Greece through to the Romantic movement of his own time, criticizes major works, and probes their meaning and significance; his rich array of examples gives broad scope for his judgement and makes vivid his exposition of his theory.

The substantial Introduction is Hegel's best exposition of his general philosophy of art, and provides the ideal way into his Aesthetics. In Part I he considers the general nature of art: he distinguishes art, as a spiritual experience, from religion and philosophy; he discusses the beauty of art and differentiates it from the beauty of nature; and he examines artistic genius and originality. Part II provides a sort of history of art, divded into three periods called Symbolic (India,
Persia, Egypt), Classical (Greece), and Romantic (medieval and post-medieval up to the end of the eighteenth century). Part III deals individually with architecture, scuplture, painting, music, and literature.


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Details

Author(s)
G. W. F. Hegel, T. M. Knox
Format
Paperback | 640 pages
Dimensions
138 x 216 x 30mm | 757g
Publication date
15 Mar 2001
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
1 black and white halftone
ISBN10
0198238169
ISBN13
9780198238164
Bestsellers rank
201,101