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Marx's Lost Aesthetic Karl Marx and the Visual Arts

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ISBN-10: 0521369797

ISBN-13: 9780521369794

Edition: N/A

Authors: Margaret A. Rose

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This book offers an original and challenging study of Marx's contact with the visual arts, aesthetic theories, and art policies in nineteenth-century Europe. It differs from previous discussions of Marxist aesthetic theory in looking at Marx's views from an art-historical rather than from a literary perspective, and in placing those views in the context of the art practices, theories, and policies of Marx's own time. Dr Rose begins her work by discussing Marx's planned treatise on Romantic art of 1842 against the background of the philosophical debates, cultural policies, and art practices of the 1840s, and looks in particular at the patronage given to the group of German artists known as…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Visual Art and Aesthetic Theory in Marx's Early Years
Hellenes vs. Nazarenes
Feuerbach and the 'Nazarene' madonna
Marx's lost aesthetic: the early years under Friedrich Wilhelm IV
Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts and the development of a 'productivist' aesthetic
Towards an outline of artistic production, or the 'charm' of a materialist aesthetic
The Russian Saint-Simon: the Artist as Producer in Russia From the 1830s to the 1930s and Beyond
Saint-Simonists and Realists
The Constructivists of the 1920s and the concept of avant-garde
Avant-garde vs. 'Agroculture': problems of the avant-garde -- from Lenin to Stalin and after
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index