9780195002096

The Principles of Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195002096

  • ISBN10:

    0195002091

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1958-12-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

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.

Author Biography


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

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