?? an enormous contribution to the field and a triumph of editorial endeavour.? Journal of Art & Design Education
"The volume provides the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on nineteenth-century theories of art. Like its highly successful companion volume Art in Theory 1900-1990, it is edited by Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, this time with an additional editor, Jason Gaiger. Its primary aim is to provide students and teachers with the documentary material for informed and up-to-date study. Its two hundred and sixty texts, clear organisation and considerable editorial content combine to provide a vivid and indispensable introduction to the history of the art of the period. The Anthology is also invaluable to anyone interested in the wider cultural debates of the nineteenth century, and in the development of modern aesthetic theories." Bollettino Del Publications
A Note on the Presentation and Editing of Texts.
Part I: Feeling and Nature:.
1. Originality and Genius.
2. Responses to Nature.
Part II: The Demands of the Present:.
3. Utility and Revolution.
4. Art and Nature Moralised.
5. Systems and Techniques.
6. The Individual in the Present.
Part III: Modernity and Bourgeois Life:.
7. Modern Conditions.
8. Realism and Naturalism.
9. Morals and Standards.
10. The Conditions of Art.
Part IV: Temperaments and Techniques:.
11. Effects and Impressions.
12. Photography as an Art.
13. Science and Method.
Part V: Aesthetics and Historical Awareness:.
14. Empathy and the Problem of Form.
15. Cultural Criticism.
16. The Independence of Art.
Part VI: The Idea of Modern Art:.
17. Modernist Themes: Paris and Beyond.
18. Expression and Colour.