Item description for Aesthetic Authority: Problems And Perspectives (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change) (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change 15) by Barend Van Heusden...
This volume contains a selection of essays presented at the international conference on Cultural Crises in Art and Literature, held in Groningen in November 2002, in a special session on the question of the autonomy of the arts. Do we witness, in western culture, the end of the autonomy of the arts as it has been conceptualized and institutionalized since the eighteenth century? Indeed, developments of quite a different nature seem to have contributed to a blurring of boundaries between art and non-art, art and the market, art and politics or ethics, as well as between the arts themselves, and between 'high' and 'low' art. Although this volume does not pretend to map this complex process in its entirety - partly because it is impossible to step out of one's own history - it is meant as a contribution to the elucidation of the process itself, offering some challenging explanations as to the heat of the current debate.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.69" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
ISBN 904291579X ISBN13 9789042915794
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More About Barend Van Heusden
Barend van Heusden is Associate Professor of Semiotics of Culture, University of Groningen. His research interests focus on literary theory, the semiotics of culture, and biosemiotics. His publications include books, book chapters, and articles on literary semiosis, literary culture, and the evolution of culture.