Theories of Art: From Impressionism to Kandinsky, Volume 3

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Art - 389 pages
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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Impressionism
9
Introduction The Crisis of Realism
11
Aesthetic Culture in the Literature of the Time
13
Impressionism and the Philosophical Culture of the Time
24
Impressionism Reflections on Style
45
The Fragment as Art Form
69
Empathy
79
Wilhelm Worringer Abstraction and Empathy
171
Introduction Conditions of Modern Primitivism
191
The Beginnings of Scholarly Study Gottfried Semper
199
Discovering Prehistoric Art Early Questions and Explanations
210
Understanding Distant Cultures The Case of Egypt
243
Gauguin
262
African Art
272
Abstract Art Origins and Sources
293

Introduction An Empathy Tradition in the Theory of Art
81
Gustav Fechner
84
Charles Darwin The Science of Expression
93
Robert Vischer
99
Empathy Toward a Definition
109
Wilhelm Dilthey
116
Conrad Fiedler
122
Adolf Hildebrand
133
Alois Riegl
143
The Subject Matter of Abstract Painting
309
Color
320
Line
341
Composition and Harmony
352
Bibliographical Essay
371
Name Index
383
Subject Index
386
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About the author (2000)

Moshe Barasch is Jack Cotton Professor of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of numerous books on art, including The Language of Art: Studies in Interpretation (1997) and Icon: Studies in the History of an Idea (1995).

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