Art and life in aestheticism: de-humanizing and re-humanizing art, the artist, and the artistic receptor

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
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Art for art's sake addresses the relationship between art and life, between the aesthetic and the social, and promotes the former term over the latter one in each instance. Although it has long been argued that aestheticism aims to de-humanize art, this volume seeks to consider the counterclaim that such de-humanization can also lead to re-humanization, to a deepened relationship between the aesthetic sphere and the world at large and between the artistic receptor and his or her human existence.

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Contents

Reflections on the Relationship between Art
1
Baudelaires International
25
Aesthetic Victualism
62
Copyright

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KELLY COMFORT is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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