The Invention of Art: A Cultural History

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2003 - Art - 352 pages
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Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations xi -- Preface xv -- Introduction 3 -- The Great Division 5 -- Words and Institutions 10 -- PART I: BEFORE FINE ART AND CRAFT -- Overview 17 -- 1 The Greeks Had No Word for It 19 -- Art, techne, ars 19 -- The Artisan/Artist 22 -- Beauty and Function 24 -- 2 Aquinas’s Saw 28 -- From "Servile" to "Mechanical" Arts 28 -- Artificers 30 -- The Idea of Beauty 33 -- 3 Michelangelo and Shakespeare: Art on the Rise 35 -- Opening up the Liberal Arts 35 -- The Changing Status of Artisan/Artists 38 -- The Ideal Qualities of the Artisan/Artist 45 -- Shakespeare, Jonson, and the "Work" 47 -- A Proto-Aesthetic? 53 -- 4 Artemisia’s Allegory: Art in Transition 57 -- The Artisan/Artist’s Continuing Struggle for Status 60 -- The Image of the Artisan/Artist 65 -- Steps toward the Category of Fine Art 67 -- The Role of Taste 71 -- PART II: ART DIVIDED -- Overview 75 -- 5 Polite Arts for the Polite Classes 79 -- Constructing the Category of Fine Art 80 -- The New Institutions of Fine Art 88 -- The New Art Public 94 -- 6 The Artist, the Work, and the Market 99 -- The Separation of the Artist from the Artisan 99 -- The Ideal Image of the Artist ill -- The Fate of the Artisan 115 -- The Gender of Genius 121 -- The Ideal of the "Work of Art" 123 -- From Patronage to the Market 126 -- 7 From Taste to the Aesthetic 130 -- Learning Aesthetic Behavior 133 -- The Art Public and the Problem of Taste 137 -- The Elements of the Aesthetic 140 -- Kant and Schiller Sum up the Aesthetic 146 -- PART III: COUNTERCURRENTS -- Overview 153 -- 8 Hogarth, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft 157 -- Hogarth’s "Hedonist Aesthetics" 157 -- Rousseau’s Festival Aesthetics 159 -- Wollstonecraft and the Beauty of Justice 164 -- 9 Revolution: Music, Festival, Museum 169 -- The Collapse of Patronage 169 -- The Revolutionary Festivals 171 -- Revolutionary Music 175 -- The Revolution and the Museum 180 -- PART IV: THE APOTHEOSIS OF ART -- Overview 187 -- o1 Art as Redemptive Revelation 189 -- Art Becomes an Independent Realm 189 -- The Spiritual Elevation of Art 194 -- n The Artist: A Sacred Calling 197 -- The Exalted Image of the Artist 197 -- The Descent of the Artisan 206 -- 12 Silences: Triumph of the Aesthetic 213 -- Learning Aesthetic Behavior 213 -- The Rise of the Aesthetic and the Decline of Beauty 219 -- The Problem of Art and Society 221 -- PART V: BEYOND FINE ART AND CRAFT -- Overview 225 -- 13 Assimilation and Resistance 229 -- The Assimilation of Photography 229 -- Varieties of Resistance: Emerson, Marx, Ruskin, Morris 234 -- The Arts and Crafts Movement 239 -- 14 Modernism, Anti-Art, and the Bauhaus 246 -- Modernism and Purity 246 -- The Case of Photography 251 -- Anti-Art 253 -- The Bauhaus 258 -- Three Philosopher-Critics on the Division of Art 263 -- Modernism and Formalism Triumphant 266 -- 15 Beyond Art and Craft? 269 -- "Primitive" Art 270 -- Crafts-as-Art 274 -- Architecture as Art 278 -- The Photography-as-Art Boom 282 -- The "Death of Literature"? 284 -- Mass Art 286 -- Art and Life 289 -- Public Art 297 -- Conclusion 303 -- Notes 309 -- References 319 -- Index 343.
 

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Contents

The Greeks Had No Word for It
19
The ArtisanArtist
22
Beauty and Function
24
Aquinass Saw
28
Artificers
30
The Idea of Beauty
33
Michelangelo and Shakespeare Art on the Rise
35
The Changing Status of ArtisanArtists
38
Revolution Music Festival Museum
169
The Revolutionary Festivals
171
Revolutionary Music
175
The Revolution and the Museum
180
THE APOTHEOSIS OF ART
187
Art as Redemptive Revelation
189
The Spiritual Elevation of Art
194
The Artist A Sacred Calling
197

The Ideal Qualities of the ArtisanArtist
45
Shakespeare Jonson and the Work
47
A ProtoAesthetic?
53
Artemisias Allegory Art in Transition
57
The ArtisanArtists Continuing Struggle for Status
60
The Image of the ArtisanArtist
65
Steps toward the Category of Fine Art
67
The Role of Taste
71
ART DIVIDED
75
Polite Arts for the Polite Classes
79
Constructing the Category of Fine Art
80
The New Institutions of Fine Art
88
The New Art Public
94
The Artist the Work and the Market
99
The Ideal Image of the Artist
111
The Fate of the Artisan
115
The Gender of Genius
121
The Ideal of the Work of Art
123
From Patronage to the Market
126
From Taste to the Aesthetic
130
Learning Aesthetic Behavior
133
The Art Public and the Problem of Taste
137
The Elements of the Aesthetic
140
Kant and Schiller Sum up the Aesthetic
146
COUNTERCURRENTS
153
Hogarth Rousseau Wollstonecraft
157
Rousseaus Festival Aesthetics
159
Wollstonecraft and the Beauty of Justice
164
The Descent of the Artisan
206
Silences Triumph of the Aesthetic
213
The Rise of the Aesthetic and the Decline of Beauty
219
The Problem of Art and Society
221
BEYOND FINE ART AND CRAFT
225
Assimilation and Resistance
229
Emerson Marx Ruskin Morris
234
The Arts and Crafts Movement
239
Modernism AntiArt and the Bauhaus
246
The Case of Photography
251
AntiArt
253
The Bauhaus
258
Three PhilospherCritics on the Division of Art
263
Modernism and Formalism Triumphant
266
Beyond Art and Craft?
269
Primitive Art
270
CraftsasArt
274
Architecture as Art
278
The PhotographyasArt Boom
282
The Death of Literature?
284
Mass Art
286
Art and Life
289
Public Art
297
Conclusion
303
Notes
309
References
319
Index
343
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Larry Shiner is a professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author of The Secularization of History and The Secret Mirror.

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