The Author, Art, and the Market: Rereading the History of Aesthetics

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - Art - 200 pages
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Analyzing the rise of art in the 18th century, this treatise demonstrates how painting, sculpture and literature were not regarded as valuable art forms before the emergence of a new bourgeois culture. The author reveals how Romantic poets and philosophers invented art as we know it today.
  

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Contents

The Interests in Disinterestedness
11
Genius and the Copyright
35
Aesthetic Autonomy as a Weapon in Cultural Politics Rereading Schillers Aesthetic Letters
57
Aesthetics and the Policing of Reading
87
Engendering Art
103
The Uses of Kant in England
111
NOTES
149
WORKS CITED
179
INDEX
195
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About the author (1996)

Martha Woodmansee is Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Society for Critical Exchange.

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