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The Vienna School reader : politics and art historical method in the 1930s

Author: Christopher S Wood
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume introduces to an English-language audience the writings of the so-called "new Vienna School" of art history. In the 1930s Hans Sedlmayr and Otto Pacht undertook an ambitious extension of the art historical project of Alois Riegl (1858-1905). Sedlmayr and Pacht began with an aestheticist conception of the autonomy and irreducibility of the artistic process. At the same time, they believed they could read  Read more...
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Named Person: Alois Riegl; Alois Riegl; Alois Riegl; Alois Riegl; Alois Riegl; Alois Riegl
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Wood
ISBN: 1890951145 9781890951146 1890951153 9781890951153
OCLC Number: 40693755
Description: 485 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The main characteristics of the late Roman Kunstwollen (1901) / Alois Riegl --
The place of the Vapheio cups in the history of art (1900) / Alois Riegl --
Toward a rigorous study of art (1931) / Hans Sedlmayr --
The end of the image theory (1930/1931) / Otto Pächt --
Remarks on the structure of Egyptian sculpture (1933) / Guido Kaschnitz von Weinberg --
Design principles of Fifteenth-century Northern painting (1933) / Otto Pächt --
Bruegel's Macchia (1934) / Hans Sedlmayr --
Passages from Cézanne and the end of scientific.perspective (1938) / Fritz Novotny --
Rigorous study of art : on the first volume of Kunstwissenschaftliche Forschungen (1931/1933) / Walter Benjamin --
The new Viennese School (1936) / Meyer Schapiro.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher S. Wood.

Abstract:

"This volume introduces to an English-language audience the writings of the so-called "new Vienna School" of art history. In the 1930s Hans Sedlmayr and Otto Pacht undertook an ambitious extension of the art historical project of Alois Riegl (1858-1905). Sedlmayr and Pacht began with an aestheticist conception of the autonomy and irreducibility of the artistic process. At the same time, they believed they could read entire cultures and worldviews in the work of art. The key to this contextualist alchemy was the concept of "structure," a kind of deep formal property that the work of art shared with the world." "The idea of this volume is to bring the drama of this methodological and political encounter to the attention of Anglo-American art historians."--Jacket.

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