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Art and Life in Aestheticism: de-Humanizing or Re-Humanizing Art, the Artist and the Artistic Receptor: De-humanizing and Re-humanizing Art, the Artist and the Artistic Receptor Hardcover – 22 Aug 2006

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  • Hardcover: 254 pages
  • Publisher: AIAA (22 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230551165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230551169
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,192,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This new collection of essays re-examines the relationship between the aesthetic and the human in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century manifestations of art for art's sake


This new collection of essays re-examines the relationship between the aesthetic and the human in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century manifestations of art for art's sake. It treats aestheticism as a subject of perennial interest in the field. Employing a unique methodology in approaching the study of aestheticism from a transnational, comparative standpoint - the volume as a whole presents readers with a variety of perspectives on the topic, in a coherent way.This book: includes contributions from a number of up-and-coming young scholars who are getting a good name (eg, Yvonne Ivory); addresses the question: 'does art for art's sake seek to de-humanize or re-humanize art, the artist or the artistic receptor?' and engages with art, literature, philosophy and literary and aesthetic theory."Art for art's sake" addresses the relationship between art and life. Although it has long been argued that aestheticism aims to de-humanize art, this volume seeks to consider the counterclaim that such de-humanization can also lead to re-humanization and to a deepened relationship between the aesthetic sphere and the world at large.

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