Work of the Fellows: Monographs

The Author, Art, and the Market: Rereading the History of Aesthetics

By Martha Woodmansee (NHC Fellow, 1982–83)

New York: Columbia University Press, 1994

From the publisher’s description:

Analyzing the rise of art in the 18th century, this treatise demonstrates how painting, sculpture and literature were not regarded as valuable art forms before the emergence of a new bourgeois culture. The author reveals how Romantic poets and philosophers invented art as we know it today.

Subjects
Art / Literature / History / Aesthetics / Romanticism / Artists / Authors / Eighteenth-Century /

Woodmansee, Martha (NHC Fellow, 1982–83). The Author, Art, and the Market: Rereading the History of Aesthetics. The Social Foundations of Aesthetic Forms. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.