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Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays

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ISBN-10: 0521339537

ISBN-13: 9780521339537

Edition: 1986

Authors: Hans Georg Gadamer, Robert Bernasconi, Nicholas Walker

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This volume makes available for the first time in English the most important of Hans-Georg Gadamer's extensive writings on art and literature. The principal text included is 'The Relevance of the Beautiful', Gadamer's most sustained treatment of philosophical aesthetics. The eleven other essays focus particularly on the challenge issued by modern painting and literature to our customary ideas of art, and use that challenge to revitalize our understanding of it. Gadamer demonstrates the continuing importance of such concepts as imitation, truth, symbol, and play for our appreciation of contemporary art, and thereby establishes its continuity with the Western tradition. The essays here are…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/27/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Editor+s introduction
The Relevance of the Beautiful
The festive character of theater
Composition and interpretation
Image and gesture
The speechless image
Art and imitation
On the contribution of poetry to the search for truth
Poetry and mimesis
The play of art
Philosophy and poetry
Aesthetic and religious experience
Appendix: intuition and vividness