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Beyond speculation : art and aesthetics without myths

Beyond speculation : art and aesthetics without myths

Author: Jean-Marie Schaeffer; Daffyd Roberts
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2015.
Series: French list.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In his well-known work of art criticism Art of the Modern Age, Jean-Marie Schaeffer offered a lucid and powerful critique of what he identified as the historically dominant thinking about art and aesthetics from the Jena Romantics to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, and beyond, which he termed "the speculative theory of art." In 'Beyond speculation', Schaeffer builds from this significant work, rejecting not only the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marie Schaeffer; Daffyd Roberts
ISBN: 9780857420428 0857420429
OCLC Number: 892307578
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: French list.
Other Titles: Célibataires de l'art.
Responsibility: Jean-Marie Schaeffer ; translated by Daffyd Roberts.


Rejecting not only the identification of the aesthetic with the work of art, but also the Kantian association of the aesthetic with subjectively universal judgment, the author's analysis of aesthetic  Read more...


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"While Schaeffer is not afraid to do the necessary detail work, he never gets mired in issues of merely scholastic interest." (Bookforum, on Art of the Modern Age)"

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