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Herwitz, Daniel Alan 1955-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 8,876 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ1470.5, 306.4
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Most widely held works about Daniel Alan Herwitz
 
Most widely held works by Daniel Alan Herwitz
The star as icon : celebrity in the age of mass consumption by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description -- Princess Diana, Jackie O, Grace Kelly -- the star icon is the most talked about yet least understood persona. The object of adoration, fantasy, and cult obsession, the star icon is a celebrity, yet she is also something more: a dazzling figure at the center of a media pantomime that is at once voyeuristic and zealously guarded. With skill and humor, Daniel Herwitz pokes at the gears of the celebrity-making machine, recruiting a philosopher's interest in the media, an eye for society, and a love of popular culture to divine our yearning for these iconic figures and the role they play in our lives. Herwitz portrays the star icon as caught between transcendence and trauma. An effervescent being living on a distant, exalted planet, the star icon is also a melodramatic heroine desperate to escape her life and the ever-watchful eye of the media. The public buoys her up and then eagerly watches her fall, her collapse providing a satisfying conclusion to a story sensationally told -- while leaving the public yearning for a rebirth. Herwitz locates this double life in the opposing tensions of film, television, religion, and consumer culture, offering fresh perspectives on these subjects while ingeniously mapping society's creation (and destruction) of these special aesthetic stars. Herwitz has a soft spot for popular culture yet remains deeply skeptical of public illusion. He worries that the media distances us from even minimal insight into those who are transfigured into star icons. It also blinds us to the shaping of our political present
Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in their creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Making Theory/Constructing Art: On the Authority of the Avant-Garde is among the first philosophical texts to provide a close encounter with this theoretical tendency in twentieth-century art and aesthetics, exploring the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of theory in art. In a series of intricate readings of constructivism, Mondrian, and John Cage, Daniel Herwitz outlines the avant-garde's belief that theory can perfectly prefigure the avant-garde art object and invest it with utopian force. Through similarly insightful treatments of Arthur Danto, Andy Warhol, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and postmodern art and theory, Herwitz demonstrates how the contemporary art world is heir to the avant-garde's theoretical assumptions and practices. In fact, avant-garde art objects live as art only by partly resisting the master theories of their makers and interpreters. Skillfully resisting the lure of grand theory himself, Herwitz urges the art world to be more self-critical and self-reflective about its uses of theory. Making Theory/Constructing Art is as accessible and entertainingly written as it is philosophically incisive. Since the book is both a philosophical and a cultural encounter with theory in twentieth-century art, it will engage all those who have tried to grapple with the inscrutability of the theoretical art muse
The Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an opera( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Don Giovanni Movement' examines the aesthetic and moral legacy of Mozart's operatic masterpiece in the literature, philosophy, and culture of the nineteenth century. Deeply rooted in the enlightenment and romanticism, the opera functions as icon andmyth, and its tensions still resonate today
Midnight's diaspora : critical encounters with Salman Rushdie( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and interviews that brings together a group of critics and commentators, including Rushdie himself, to explore the political and cultural contexts of Salman Rushdie's novels. It is suitable for those who are interested in Rushdie's work and the many pressing cultural and political issues it raises
Aesthetics : key concepts in philosophy by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers an introduction to aesthetics for the student encountering this key philosophical subdiscipline for the first time. Aesthetics is the branch of philosophical thought that arises from engagement with the arts. It is about larger issues, such as meaning, identity, and medium that arise in the exploration of art, music, film and literature. Aesthetics: Key Concepts in Philosophy offers a thorough, lucid and stimulating account of the central theories and ideas encountered in aesthetics. The text is thematically structured, covering the discipline's principal concepts: taste, aesthetic judgment, aesthetic experience and the definition of art. Ideal for students across the arts and humanities, the book stresses distinctively modern and contemporary problems, including the divergence between theories of aesthetics and theories of art and the problem of new media. Daniel Herwitz introduces students to aesthetic traditions, while also demonstrating their forward movement into the present. The book guides the reader through the work of philosophers who have engaged with aesthetics, including Hume, Kant, Hegel, Derrida, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein. It also provides an invaluable aid for philosophy undergraduates, introducing them to the history of aesthetics and stressing the importance of understanding the subject within its historical context. Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, these books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion to further study
Race and reconciliation : essays from the new South Africa by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the timeless through the timely, Daniel Herwitz brings the vast resources of the philosophical essay to bear on the new realities of post-apartheid South Africafrom racial identity to truth commissions, from architecture to film and television. A public intellectuals reflections on public life, Herwitzs essays question how the new South Africa has constructed its concepts of reconciliation and return
Action, art, history : engagements with Arthur C. Danto( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned philosophers and art historians revisit Danto's theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture
Heritage, culture, and politics in the postcolony by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postcolonial state, like its European predecessor of the 18th and 19th centuries, deploys heritage institutions and instruments, museums, courts of law, and universities to empower itself with unity, longevity, exaltation of value, origin, and destiny. This book reveals the febrile pitch at which heritage is staked by examining situations in South Africa, India, and the US, to capture its perfect embodiment of the struggle to seize culture and society at moments of profound social change
Husain : drawing, painting, water colour, graphic, sculpture, architecture, photography, tapestry by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics, arts, and politics in a global world by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Clark, Timothy J. <Kunsthistoriker>: Farewell to an idea : episodes from a history of modernism. - : Yale University Press, 1999 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Panofsky, Erwin: Three essays on style. - o.O. : MIT Press, 1995 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Shapiro, Gary: Earthwards : Robert Smithson and art after Babel. - Berkeley, Ca. : University of California Press, 1995 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Indian art, from the Chester and Davida Herwitz Family Collection( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Danto, Arthur Coleman: Andy Warhol. - New Haven, NY : Yale University Press, 2009 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Art and ethical criticism. - 1. publ. - Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2008 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Poussin's paintings : a study in art-historical methodology by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consolations of art : [essay review] by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentialism in music and the implications of its failure by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The star as icon : celebrity in the age of mass consumption
Alternative Names
Herwitz, Daniel.

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Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-gardeThe Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an operaMidnight's diaspora : critical encounters with Salman RushdieAesthetics : key concepts in philosophyRace and reconciliation : essays from the new South AfricaAction, art, history : engagements with Arthur C. Danto