Twentieth Century Theories of Art

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James M. Thompson
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1990 - Art - 547 pages
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This ambitious volume provides a general introduction to the major approaches in this century to art theory and criticism, from the Expression Theory to Poststructuralism. For readers with little or no background, clearly written introductions are provided. The writings collected here are by leaders in each area such as Freud, Barthes, Heidegger and Derrida. The collection is valuable for students of art history, literature and philosophy.
 

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Contents

The Expression Theory Art and Feeling
1
Formalism
57
The Psychological Approach
121
The Sociological Approach
205
Semiotics and Structuralism
285
Anthropology
310
Existentialism and Phenomenology
371
Eye and Mind
415
Notes
425
Section Eight The AnalyticalLinguistic Approach
503
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