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The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature

Author: José Ortega y Gasset
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
Series: Princeton Classics Ser.
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A classic work on radical aesthetics by one of the great philosophers of the early twentieth century No work of philosopher and essayist José Ortega y Gasset has been more frequently cited, admired, or criticized than his response to modernism, "The Dehumanization of Art." The essay, originally published in Spanish in 1925, grappled with the newness of nonrepresentational art and sought to make it more  Read more...
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Ortega y Gasset, José.
Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: José Ortega y Gasset
ISBN: 9780691197968 0691197962 0691197210 9780691197210
OCLC Number: 1112421879
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Foreword --
The dehumanization of art --
Notes on the novel --
On point of view --
In search of Goethe from Within --
The self and the other
Series Title: Princeton Classics Ser.
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A classic work on radical aesthetics by one of the great philosophers of the early twentieth century No work of philosopher and essayist José Ortega y Gasset has been more frequently cited, admired, or criticized than his response to modernism, "The Dehumanization of Art." The essay, originally published in Spanish in 1925, grappled with the newness of nonrepresentational art and sought to make it more understandable to the public. Many embraced the essay as a manifesto extolling the virtues of vanguard artists and promoting efforts to abandon the realism and the romanticism of the nineteenth century. Others took it as a denunciation of everything that was radical about the avant-garde. This Princeton Classics edition makes this essential work, along with four of Ortega's other critical essays, available in English. A new foreword by Anthony J. Cascardi considers how Ortega's philosophy remains relevant and significant in the twenty-first century.

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