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Art In Crisis


Author : Amy Helene Kirschke
language : en
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Release Date : 2007

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Examines the visual rhetoric of "The Crisis" magazine during the editorship of W. E. B. Du Bois

Art In Crisis


Author : Hans Sedlmayr
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2017-07-28

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The history of art from the early nineteenth century on- ward is commonly viewed as a succession of conflicts between innovatory and established styles that culminated in the formalism and aesthetic autonomy of high modernism. In Art and Crisis, first published in 1948, Hans Sedlmayr argues that the aesthetic disjunctures of modern art signify more than matters of style and point to much deeper processes of cultural and religious disintegration. As Roger Kimball observes in his informative new introduction, Art in Crisis is as much an exercise in cultural or spiritual analysis as it is a work of art history. Sedlmayr's reads the art of the last two centuries as a fever chart of the modern age in its greatness and its decay. He discusses the advent of Romanticism with its freeing of the imagination as a conscious sundering of art from humanist and religious traditions with the aesthetic treated as a category independent of human need. Looking at the social purposes of architecture, Sedlmayr shows how the landscape garden, the architectural monument, and the industrial exhibition testified to a new relationship not only between man and his handiwork but also between man and the forces that transcend him. In these institutions man deifies his inventive powers with which he hopes to master and supersede nature. Likewise, the art museum denies transcendence through a cultural leveling in which Heracles and Christ become brothers as objects of aesthetic contemplation. At the center of Art in Crisis is the insight that, in art as in life, the pursuit of unqualified autonomy is in the end a prescription for disaster, aesthetic as well as existential. Sedlmayr writes as an Augustinian Catholic. For him, the underlying motive for the pursuit of autonomy is pride. The lost center of his subtitle is God. The dream of autonomy, Sedlmayr argues, is for finite, mortal creatures, a dangerous illusion. The book invites serious analysis from art cri

Arts In Crisis


Author : Joseph Wesley Zeigler
language : en
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date : 1994-02

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For everyone interested in the survival of free expression and the arts in America.

The Artist In Crisis Kierkegaard S Philosophy Of The Aesthetic Stage Of Existence And Live Musical Performance


Author : Yaroslav Senyshyn
language : en
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date : 2013-03-14

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"Art has inspired and channeled philosophy all on its own. 'The Artist in Crisis: Kierkegaard's Philosophy of the Aesthetic Stage of Existence and Live Musical Performance' is an academic and scholarly study of the philosophers work from Yaroslav Senyshyn. Discussing Kierkegaard's views on anxiety, the artist in the bigger world, criticisms, gender issues in art, and much more, this scholarly dissection of the work seeks to open minds on the ways of the world and what they mean. 'The Artist in Crisis' is quite the text, a must for any community or college philosophy and art collection." -- Library Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review.

Art In Crisis


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Release Date : 1957

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Baroque Seville


Author : Amanda Jaye Wunder
language : en
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Release Date : 2017

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"Explores the making of seventeenth-century Seville's greatest Baroque monuments. Conceived as a spiritual solution to Seville's problems, these works had a profound real-world effect on the city in crisis. Examines Baroque art as a collaborative process involving not only painters but altarpiece designers, plaster carvers, embroiderers, printmakers, and authors"--Provided by publisher.

The Place Of Poetry


Author : Christopher Clausen
language : en
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date : 2015-01-13

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Since the end of the eighteenth century, Christopher Clausen asserts, poetry has steadily declined in cultural status in the English-speaking world, yielding its former place as a bearer of truth to the advancing sciences. As the position of poetry was more and more threatened, its defenders made ever higher claims for its importance, even maintaining for a time that it would take the place of religion. But, though the Romantics brought about a sustained revival of serious poetry for a broad audience, the audience began to dwindle toward the end of the nineteenth century, and the decline accelerated as the twentieth century advanced. Though some of the cultural changes responsible for this retreat were beyond the control of poets -- "a society in which many people find their chief security and sense of meaning through the possession of certain objects will produce great advertising, not great poetry" -- Clausen finds in this situation evidence of an abdication among artists. Because modernist poets and their successors abandoned some indispensable principles, he believes, serious contemporary poetry now has virtually no audience outside of English departments. Yet the need for poetry "is not less in an era like ours," and "the opportunities that the end of the twentieth century offers to poetry will not become fully apparent unless and until poets take advantage of them."