Hegel's art history and the critique of modernity

Beat Wyss ; translated by Caroline Dobson Saltzwedel

In this 1999 study, Beat Wyss provides a critical analysis of Hegel's theories of art history. Analogous to his philosophy of history, Hegel viewed the history of art in dialectical terms: with its origins in the Ancient Near East, Western art culminated in Classical Greece, but began its decline already in the Hellenistic period. Yet, as Wyss posits, art refuses its programmed demise. He highlights the political dimension of this contradiction, showing the implication of theories which subordinate art to the will of absolute rule. Wyss follows his analysis of Hegel's theories with a discussion of the work of four modern successors - Nordau, Spengler, Sedlmayr and Lukacs - all of whom adapted Hegel's dialectical model, in an effort to demonstrate the central contradictions of twentieth-century aesthetics.

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  • Part I. Hegel's Last Walk Through his Museum: 1. Morning: oriental symbolism
  • 2. Noon
  • 3. Evening: the West
  • 4. The fourth chapter of the dialectics
  • Part II. An Unholy Alliance: 5. Degeneration
  • 6. Decline
  • 7. Loss of the centre
  • 8. Decadence
  • Part III. Reason Outschemed: Epilogue.

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書名 Hegel's art history and the critique of modernity
著作者等 Wyss, Beat
Pellizzi Francesco
Rykwert Joseph
Saltzwedel Caroline Dobson
書名別名 Trauer der Vollendung
シリーズ名 RES monographs on anthropology and aesthetics
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xv, 288 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0521592119
NCID BA41356284
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 イギリス