On Art and Artists: An Anthology of Diderot's Aesthetic Thought (Hardback)
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On Art and Artists: An Anthology of Diderot's Aesthetic Thought (Hardback)

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Hardback 189 Pages / Published: 13/12/2010
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Chance ordained that Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was not only a philosopher, playwright and writer, but also a salonnier. In other words, an art critic. In 1759, his friend Grimm entrusted him with a project that forced him to acquire "thoughtful notions concerning painting and sculpture" and to refine "art terms, so familiar in his words yet so vague in his mind". Diderot wrote artistic reviews of exhibitions - Salons - that were organized bi-annually at the Louvre by the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. These reviews, published in the Correspondence Litteraire, were Diderot's unique contribution to art criticism in France. He fulfilled his task of salonnier on nine occasions, despite occasional dips in his enthusiasm and self-confidence. Compiled and presented by Jean Szenec, this anthology helps the contemporary reader to familiarize himself with Diderot's aesthetic thought in all its greatness. It includes eight illustrations and is followed by texts from Jean Starobinski, Michel Delon, and Arthur Cohen. 'On Art and Artists' is translated by John Glaus, professor of French and an amateur expert of the XVIIIth century.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400700611
Number of pages: 189
Weight: 459 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.

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