Reviews the work of nineteenth-century German art critics and connects their writings with the basic philosophical problems of aesthetics considered by Kant, Schiller, and Hegel
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Major transformations in philosophy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had a deep impact on the subsequent historiography of art, particularly that which developed in Germany between the 1820s and the 1920s. It central figures included Semper, Riegel, Wolfflin, Warburg and Panofsky. Their conceptions of art had their foundation in the aesthetics of Kant, Schiller and Hegel, and they set out to construct interpretative procedures which bring out the role of art within the mental life of the past, and retrieve it for that of the present.
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Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300028628