Art and Anarchy

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Northwestern University Press, 1985 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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Will works of the imagination ever regain the power they once had to challenge and mould society and the individual? This was the question posed by Edgar Wind's influential Reith Lectures delivered in 1960 and later expanded into his book Art and Anarchy. The book examines the various forces that have fashioned the modern view of the art, from mechanization and fear of intellect to connoisseurship and--perhaps the fundamental weakness of our age--the dispassionate acceptance of art. In the course of his discussion, Wind surveyed a wide range of topics in the history of painting, literature, music, and the plastic arts from the Renaissance to modern times.
 

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Contents

Art and Anarchy
1
Aesthetic Participation
17
Critique of Connoisseurship
30
The Fear of Knowledge
47
The Mechanization of Art
63
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Edgar Wind was born in Berlin, Germany. He was the first professor of art history at Oxford.

John Bayley is a Warton Professor of English at Oxford.

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