Key Writers on Art: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century offers a unique and authoritative guide to theories of art from Ancient Greece to the end of the Victorian era, written by an international panel of expert contributors. Arranged chronologically to provide an historical framework, the 43 entries analyze the ideas of key philosophers, historians, art historians, art critics, artists and social scientists, including Plato, Aquinas, Alberti, Michelangelo, de Piles, Burke, Schiller, Winckelmann, Kant, Hegel, Burckhardt, Marx, Tolstoy, Taine, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Ruskin, Pater, Wölfflin and Riegl.
Each entry includes:
* a critical essay
* a short biography
* a bibliography listing both primary and secondary texts
Unique in its range and accessibly written, this book, together with its companion volume Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century, provides an invaluable guide for students as well as general readers with an interest in art history, aesthetics and visual culture.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Key Writers on Art: From Antiquity to The Nineteenth Century; Chapter 1 Plato (427–347 BC), David E. Cooper; Chapter 2 Aristotle (384–322 BC), Ronna Burger; Chapter 3 Plotinus (204/5–70 AD), Suzanne Stern-Gillet; Chapter 4 Augustine (354–430), Robert Crouse; Chapter 5 Alcuin (c. 735–804) and Theodulf of Orléans (died 821), Hugh Bredin; Chapter 6 Suger (1081–1151) and Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153), Hugh Bredin; Chapter 7 Thomas Aquinas (1225–74), Hugh Bredin; Chapter 8 Cennino Cennini (c. 1360—before 1427), Roger Tarr; Chapter 9 Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378–1455), Roger Tarr; Chapter 10 Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72), Roger Tarr; Chapter 11 Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), Erin J. Campbell; Chapter 12 Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), James Hall; Chapter 13 Pietro Aretino (1492–1556), Paolo Pino (fl. 1534–65) and Lodovico Dolce (1508–68), Erin J. Campbell; Chapter 14 Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), Sharon Gregory; Chapter 15 Giovan Paolo Lomazzo (1538–1600) and Federico Zuccaro (1543–1609), Nick Webb; Chapter 16 Karel Van Mander (1548–1606), Walter S. Melion; Chapter 17 Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1615–96), Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens; Chapter 18 André FéLibien (1619–95), Claire Pace; Chapter 19 Roger de Piles (1635–1709), Thomas Puttfarken; Chapter 20 Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713), A. Owen Aldridge; Chapter 21 William Hogarth (1697–1764), Matthew Craske; Chapter 22 Denis Diderot (1713–84), Mark Ledbury; Chapter 23 Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–68), Alex Potts; Chapter 24 Joshua Reynolds (1723–92), Harry Mount; Chapter 25 Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), David E. Cooper; Chapter 26 Edmund Burke (1729–97), Abigail Chantler; Chapter 27 Gotthold Lessing (1729–81), Abigail Chantler; Chapter 28 Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), Abigail Chantler; Chapter 29 G.W.F.Hegel (1770–1831), Gary Shapiro; Chapter 30 Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), Peter Lewis; Chapter 31 Søren Kierkegaard (1813–55), George Pattison; Chapter 32 Karl Marx (1818–83), Richard Drake; Chapter 33 Jacob Burckhardt (1818–97), Richard Drake; Chapter 34 John Ruskin (1819–1900), Erin J. Campbell; Chapter 35 Eugène Fromentin (1820–76), Barbara Wright; Chapter 36 Charles Baudelaire (1821–67), Rosemary Lloyd; Chapter 37 Edmond (1822–96) and Jules (1830–70) de Goncourt, Pamela Warner; Chapter 38 Hippolyte Taine (1828–93), Hilary Nias; Chapter 39 Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), W. Gareth Jones; Chapter 40 William Morris (1834–96), Linda A. Jullan; Chapter 41 Walter Pater (1839–94), Laurel Brake; Chapter 42 Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), Ruben Berrios; Chapter 43 Alois Riegl (1858–1905), Margaret Iversen;
Chris Murray is a freelance editor and writer. He is the editor of Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century, also available from Routledge. He is currently compiling an encyclopedia of the history, concepts and methodologies of art history