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Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art £21.99 RRP

Author: WOLFF, JANET
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Pub Date: 02/06/1993
Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN: 9780333596678
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Rejecting both the art historian's essentialism and the sociologist's reductionism, this book argues that the aesthetic must be rescued as much from those who would equate artistic value with political worth as from the aesthetic relativists who are rendered incapable of judging artistic value.
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A great deal has changed in the ten years since the first edition of this book was published; an area of rather esoteric interest has become one of the major public battlefields of political and academic debate. Rejecting both the art historian's essentialism and the sociologist's reductionism, Janet Wolff argues in this new edition that the concept of the aesthetic must be rescued as much from those who would equate artistic value with political worth as from the total aesthetic relativists who are rendered incapable of judging artistic value.

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