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The Principles of Art R. G. Collingwood

The Principles of Art By R. G. Collingwood

The Principles of Art by R. G. Collingwood


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This treatise on aesthetics criticizes various psychological theories of art, offers new theories and interpretations, and draws important inferences concerning the position of art in human society.

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The Principles of Art by R. G. Collingwood

This treatise on aesthetics begins by showing that the word "art" is used as a name not only for "art proper" but also for certain things which are "art falsely so called." These are craft or skill, magic, and amusement, each of which, by confusion with art proper, generates a false aesthetic theory. In the course of attacking these theories the author criticizes various psychological theories of art, offers a new theory of magic, and reinterprets Plato's so-called "attack on art," showing that it has been entirely misunderstood. Finally, he draws important inferences concerning the position of art in human society.

The Principles of Art Reviews

"Collingwood is as insightful as ever; his observations and arguments have lost no validity since Principles was published."--Philip Chandler, College of St. Thomas More "Without being pedantic, Collingwood is factual and precise; both his structure and facade are built up of thousands of details, and the whole forms an integrity, a synthesis, the product of an ordered mind which puts everything in its place."--John Cournos, The New York Times

About R. G. Collingwood

R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943), philosopher and historian, was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy, Oxford University. One of the most learned men of his generation, he had a remarkable breadth of interest and knowledge and originiality of mind. He is the author of many notable books, including The Idea of History, An Autobiography, Essay on Metaphysics, Essay on Philosophical Method, The Idea of Nature, The New Leviathan, Speculum Mentis: or The Map of KNowledge, and with J. N. L. Myres, Roman Britain and the English Settlements in the Oxford Hitsory of England series.

Table of Contents

I: Introduction BOOK I. ART AND NOT ART II: Art and Craft III: Art and Representation IV: Art as Magic V: Art as Amusement VI: Art Proper: (1) As Expression VII: Art Proper: (2) As Imagination BOOK II. THE THEORY OF IMAGINATION VIII: Thinking and Feeling IX: Sensation and Imagination X: Imagination and Consciousness XI: Language BOOK III. THE THEORY OF ART XII: Art as Language XIII: Art and Truth XIV: The Artist and the Community XV: Conclusion

Additional information

GOR002076255
9780195002096
0195002091
The Principles of Art by R. G. Collingwood
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
1968-01-02
364
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