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First published in 1951, Arnold Hauser's commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art, from its origins in the Stone Age through to the "Film Age." This new edition of a classic work explores historical and social movements and the effects these have had on the production of art-- the centrality of class and class struggle, the cultural roles oFirst published in 1951, Arnold Hauser's commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art, from its origins in the Stone Age through to the "Film Age." This new edition of a classic work explores historical and social movements and the effects these have had on the production of art-- the centrality of class and class struggle, the cultural roles of ideologies and the determining influence of modes of economic development. There are 144 illustrations within the four volumes and each volume has a new general introduction by Jonathan Harris which traces the history of Hauser's project, discusses the relevance of the work for art history today, provides a synopsis of Hauser's narrative, and offers a critical guide that highlights major themes, trends and arguments....

Title : The Social History of Art: Volume 2: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque
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ISBN : 9780394701158
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Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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The Social History of Art: Volume 2: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque Reviews

  • Jocelyn mel
    2019-03-12 15:09

    Initially enthusiastic about the breadth of knowledge about history and art, I thought I'd love this book. Studying art is one of my favorite methods to learn about history. Sadly I had to hear it through the lens of a didactic Marxist. The Renaissance and all of its glorious art is mesmerizing. If Hauser had an affection for aesthetics, man's creative power and wonder about this fecund era, it could have been a fun read. Instead it became a grind about the conflict between the oppressors and the poor. Being hammered with Marxist rhetoric is about as fun as observing Marxist art. It's dull, dull, dull. I cared less about the 'stooges' of the oppressors, the class struggles, and the strikes of the workers because Hauser wasn't explaining it in the context of why or how an artist's evolution was affected by these economic episodes. Instead, Hauser is compelled to view all of the ecstasy and creative dynamism that had been slowly fermenting since the end of the Middle Ages as a result of the owners of the means of production and the proletariats. I know that everything is political and that the powerful control the environment. But this book completely dulled the excitement, the anticipation, and energy in descriptions of Giotto and Rubens and Greco's gorgeous creations as created within their era. There's no excuse. Art history is a Glorious Field!

  • Michael Belcher
    2019-02-28 21:15

    This second volume gets off to a bit of a rocky start with a complicated and erratically structured discussion of the early Renaissance, though, to be fair, the vast subject matter is hard to wrangle into an easy narrative. Soon though, Hauser finds his stride, putting a pin in the overinflated all-genius-all-the-time myth of the Renaissance and sailing on to a stirring portrait of the many competing layers of Baroque art. Being slightly less brilliant than the first volume still makes this second volume brilliant all the same.

  • Ali
    2019-03-10 15:02

    جلد اول به هنر دوران های ماقبل تاریخ تا قرون وسطی و اوایل دوره ی رنسانس می پردازد (بخش اول به ادبیات مصر و آشور و بابل، ادبیات چین و هند، بخش دوم شامل ادبیات یونان باستان، بخش سوم به رم باستان، بخش چهارم به ادبیات شرق در سده های میانه، به ویژه چین و در بخش آخر به ادبیات سده های میانه در آلمان، بریتانیا، فرانسه، اسپانیا و ایتالیا)، همراه با تصاویری از هنر دوران غارنشینی انسان. جلد دوم به ادبیات ایتالیا و آلمان در دوره ی رنسانس، و سپس از هفده تا اوایل قرن بیستم می پردازد (ایتالیا، سر دمدار ادبیات پیشرو در رنسانس، فرانسه تا سده های هفده و هژده و عصر رمانتیک، و سده ی نوزده و بیست، مکاتب واقع گرایی و نمادگرایی و... بخش سوم شامل ادبیات اسپانیاست که از "دوران طلایی" (عصر دن کیخوته) آغاز می شود و تا پایان قرن نوزدهم ادامه داده)، بخش بعدی در مورد ادبیات روسیه از عصر طلایی، ابتدای قرن نوزده تا اوایل قرن بیستم است. و جلد سوم به هنر "روکوکو"، "کلاسی سیسم" و "رمانتی سیسم" اختصاص دارد، حاوی تصاویری از هر سه مکتب دوره ی رنسانس است. (ادبیات آمریکا از دوران مهاجرنشینی و سپس انقلاب و دوران پس از پیروزی تا جنگ اول جهانی، بخش دوم شامل ادبیات انگلیس از سده های میانه، هفدهم تا سده ی بیستم). جلد چهارم به ناتورالیسم، امپرسیونیسم و عمدتن مکاتب هنری تا ابتدای قرن بیستم می پردازد، و حتی در یک فصل، به "عصر فیلم" نیز اشاره هایی دارد. برخلاف سه جلد اول، جلد چهارم در فارسی، دارای فهرست مطالب است و در انتها بخشی هم به "اضافات" از جمله برندگان نوبل می پردازد. اهمیت پژوهش عظیم آرنولد هاوزر در مجلدات سوم و چهارم بیشتر مشهود است. آرنولد هاوزر (1978-1892)، متخصص تاریخ هنر، رمانیایی ساکن مجارستان، بر مینای تاثیرات اجتماعی بر هنر انسان در طول تاریخ، و برعکس، نوشته شده. تاریخ اجتماعی هنر برای بسیاری از پژوهشگران جامعه شناختی، منبع بسیار با ارزشی ست. همت ترجمه و انتشار چنین اثری در زبان فارسی به راستی ستودنی ست. کتاب را امین موید به فارسی برگردانده و چاپ دوم آن در1361 توسط چاپخش منتشر شده است.When the work appeared in English in the 1950s, it stirred up great controversy because of its ideological orientation. Postmodernist art historians have rarely made references to Hauser's fundamental study. Arnold Hauser was born in Temesvar, Hungarian. In Paris his teacher was Henri Bergson who influenced him deeply. In Budapest Hauser became a member of the Budapest Sunday Circle, which was formed around the critic and philosopher György Lukács. The group included Karl Mannheim, a sociologist, the writers Béla Balázs, and the musicians Béla Bartók and

  • Ray
    2019-02-25 14:49

    This volume covers the era from the Renaissance to the late 17th century in Holland with Rembrandt and Reubens. It describes the transition from where painting goes from a more Object oriented activity such as seen in the Renaissance to a more subjective style where the artist injects his psychology into the painting. Also, literature is discussed especially Shakespeare.

  • Laura
    2019-02-28 21:15

    This is a multi-volume series that I look forward to reading. It has an interdisciplinary approach and sounds like a nice continuation of the SJC art tutorial.

  • Justin
    2019-03-04 21:05

    good, concise analysis of a difficult era to understand...

  • Lazarus P Badpenny Esq
    2019-03-11 15:03

    For those who believe that art - and therefore man - is a product of its time, this series is an eloquent and breathtakingly erudite necessity.

  • Henrique Lobo Weissmann
    2019-02-27 16:57

    Exatamente o que disse sobre o volume 1.