Art in Theory 1815-1900: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

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Wiley, Mar 6, 1998 - Art - 1120 pages
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Art in Theory 1815-1900 provides the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on nineteenth-century theories of art.

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The best art book with no pictures. - Goodreads
Good reference to have. - Goodreads
It is my begining strep whenever doing research. - Goodreads
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This is an essential reference book with a broad scope that includes contextual writing, not necessarily about art directly, that addresses the broader zeitgeists of the century in philosophy ... Read full review

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In this comprehensive and tireless text Harrison covers an immense spectrum of artistic ideals and approaches, excellently presented for an enthusiast or art (history) student. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Charles Harrison is Professor of History and Theory of Art at the Open University. He is author of Essays on Art & Language (1991, 2001), Modernism (1997), Conceptual Art and Painting (2001) and Painting the Difference (2005).


Paul Wood is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the author of Conceptual Art (2002) and has contributed to various publications in the history of modern art.


Jason Gaiger is Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the editor and translator of Herder’s Sculpture: Some Observations on Shape and Form from Pygmalion’s Creative Dream (2002) and has published widely in the field of art history and aesthetics.

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