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Social Theories of Art : A Critique - Ian Heywood

Social Theories of Art

A Critique

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This elegantly written book explores the tension between the theory and practice of art, taking issue with the approaches of the New Art History and its deconstructionist critics. It critically examines influential social theories of art from the viewpoint of the artworlds they target and, through a consideration of work by Rorty, Bauman, Gadamer and others, develops a new and fruitful set of connections between ethical, social and art theory that gives central importance to reflexivity as a living and problematic, as well as a theoretical, concept.

List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Art's World and the Social World - Towards a Critical Sociology of Art? - The Critical Theory of Art: Modernism and Violence - Pragmatism, Individuation and Totalisation - Fields, Movements and Histories - Varieties of Theory and Practice - Reflection, Theory and Language - Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Art: Gadamer and Modernism - Language and the Singularity of Art - Conclusion

ISBN: 9780333668962
ISBN-10: 0333668960
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 30th September 1997
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 17