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Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics

Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics by J. M. Bernstein
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This 2002 volume brings together major works by German thinkers, writing just prior to and after Kant, who were enormously influential in this crucial period of aesthetics. These texts include the first translation into English of Schiller's Kallias Letters and Moritz's On the Artistic Imitation of the Beautiful, together with translations of some of Hölderlin's most important theoretical writings and works by Hamann, Lessing, Novalis and Schlegel. In a philosophical introduction J. M. Bernstein traces the development of aesthetics from its still rationalist and mimetic construction in Lessing, through the optimistic construal of art and/or beauty as the appearance of human freedom in the work of Schiller, to Hölderlin's darker vision of art as the memory of a lost unity, and the variations of that theme - of an impossible striving after the lost ideal - which are found in the work of Schlegel and Novalis.
Cambridge University Press; December 2002
357 pages; ISBN 9780511057434
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Title: Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics
Author: J. M. Bernstein
 
ISBNs
0511057431
9780511057434
9780521806398