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The philosophy of art history

By: Hauser, Arnold

Part of the Routledge Revivals series
1138688290 / 9781138688292
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22 cm 429 pages
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Reprint. Translated from the German This translation originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958.

First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations?

It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with chapters on the scope and limitations of a sociology of art, and the concept of ideology in the history of art.

The chapter on the concept of "art history without names" occupies the central position in the book - thoroughly discussing the basic philosophical outlook for the whole work.

There are also further chapters on psychoanalysis, folk art and popular art.

The chapter on the role of convention in the history of art points the way for further study.


ABA Theory of art, AC History of art / art & design styles, HPN Philosophy: aesthetics

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