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German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism : Winckelmann, Lessing, Hamann, Herder, Schiller and Goethe - H. B. Nisbet

German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism

Winckelmann, Lessing, Hamann, Herder, Schiller and Goethe

Paperback Published: 3rd February 1986
ISBN: 9780521280099
Number Of Pages: 328

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This anthology, part of a three-volume series devoted to German aesthetic and literary criticism from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, charts the development of aesthetic and literary theory in Germany in the latter half of the eighteenth century and its emancipation from the hitherto dominant influence of France. This development helped to produce an unprecedented flowering of German culture and art which culminated in the classicism of Goethe and Schiller and in the rise of the Romantic movement, with momentous consequences for Europe as a whole. The texts gathered together here represent the main theoretical phases in this process. Their unifying theme is classicism and the author examines the theories of Winckelman, Lessing, Herder, Schiller and Hamann. The volume concludes with Goethe"s essay on Winckelmann, which is both a reaffirmation of neo-classical principles and a definitive statement of the mature Goethe"s own aesthetic theory.

Note on the translations
Winckelmann: Thoughts on the Imitation of the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks
Lessing: Laocoon, or On the Limits of Painting and Poetry, Letter to Nicolai, 26 May 1769
Hamman: Aesthetica in nuce
Herder: Extract from a correspondence on Ossian and the Songs of Ancient Peoples
Schiller: On Naive and Sentimental Poetry
Goethe: Winckelmann
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ISBN: 9780521280099
ISBN-10: 0521280095
Series: Galc
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 3rd February 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.48