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.
SubjectsArt / 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.