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Herwitz, Daniel Alan 1955-

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Works: 28 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 6,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: B945.D364, 782.1
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Action, art, history engagements with Arthur C. Danto by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,283 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
The Don Giovanni moment essays on the legacy of an opera by Lydia Goehr ( )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,271 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
The star as icon : celebrity in the age of mass consumption by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,191 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
Aesthetics key concepts in philosophy by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Heritage, culture, and politics in the postcolony by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The act of remaking one's history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the tainted role of heritage in so much of colonialism's history. Yet the postcolonial state, like its European predecessor of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, deploys heritage institutions and instruments, museums, courts of law, and universities to empower itself with unity, longevity, exaltation of value, origin, and destiny.Bringing the eye of a philosopher, the pen of an essayist, and the
Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 561 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
Race and reconciliation essays from the new South Africa by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 510 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
Midnight's diaspora : critical encounters with Salman Rushdie ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 282 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
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 21 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
[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:] 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:] 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
[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:] 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:] 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
Essentialism in music and the implications of its failure by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kierkegaard writes his opera by Daniel Alan Herwitz ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Husain : August 21 through October 2, 1988 by Maqbul Fida Husain ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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