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Relire Taine

Under the direction of Matthias Waschek

Contributions by Michael F. Zimmermann, Antoine Compagnon, Yves Michaud, Paolo Tortonese

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Gauguin and Rimbaud scorned him, his academic contemporaries discussed him, and Nietzsche admired him. Although philosophers, historians and literary experts are showing renewed interest in Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), art historians devote little time to the writings they hastily judge determinist. The presentations in this book prompt us to explore the contradictions – real or apparent – in thoughts on art and its history in the 19th century, and the challenges facing art history today.

Texts by Hippolyte Taine published for the first time in French.


Principes et théories de l’histoire de l’art

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224 pages, paperback with flaps, 13 x 21 cm, 51 black-and-white illustrations.

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Proceedings of the lectures held at the Musée du Louvre from March 18 to April 8, 1999.

ISBN French2-84056-090-9
French only
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