Social History of Art, Boxed Set

Social History of Art, Boxed Set By Arnold Hauser, Social History of Art Boxed Set First published in Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age Exploring the interaction bet
  • Title: Social History of Art, Boxed Set
  • Author: Arnold Hauser
  • ISBN: 9780415213868
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Boxed Set
  • Social History of Art, Boxed Set By Arnold Hauser, First published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced.This new edition provides an exceFirst published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced.This new edition provides an excellent introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser In his general introduction to The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris asseses the importance of the work for contemporary art history and visual culture In addition, an introduction to each volume provides a synopsis of Hausers narrative and serves as a critical guide to the text, identifying major themes, trends and arguments.
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    1. Arnold Hauser

      Arnold Hauser was born in Temesvar now Timisoara, Romania , to a family of assimilated Jews He studied history of art and literature at the universities of Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Paris In Paris his teacher was Henri Bergson who influenced him deeply To earn extra income he reported on art, literature and cultural events for the Temesv ri H rlap Temesv r News For a period he was a teacher at a Budapest Gymnasium.In 1916 Hauser became a member of the Budapest Sunday Circle, which was formed around the critic and philosopher Gy rgy Luk cs The group included Karl Mannheim, a sociologist, the writers B la Bal zs, and the musicians B la Bart k and Zolt n Kod ly Mannheim, who had at first rejected the idea that sociology could be useful in the understanding of thought, soon became convinced of its utility Also Frigyes Antal 1887 1954 applied the sociological method to art.After World War I Hauser spent with his bride two years in Italy doing research work on the history of classical and Italian art and earned his Ph.D in Budapest His dissertation dealt with the problem of aesthetic systematization In 1921 he moved to Berlin By that time he had developed his view that the problems of art and literature are fundamentally sociological problems Three years later, when his wife declared that she wanted to live closer to Hungary, the couple settled down in Vienna, where Hauser supported himself as a freelance writer and as publicity agent for of a film company He also worked on an unfinished book, entitled Dramaturgie und Soziologie des Films Later he said, that For me this was the period of collecting data and experiences which I used much later in the course of my writing my works on the sociology of art Fleeing the Nazis after the Anschluss in Austria, Hauser and his wife emigrated in 1938 to Great Britain Shortly upon their arrival, his wife died of influenza Alone and without any regular income, Hauser then began to research for Social History of Art It took ten years to finish the Marxist survey, his magnum opus of than a thiusand pages, which appeared when he was 59 Still following what is going on in the film world, Hauser also wrote a number of essays about films for Life and Letters Today and Sight and Sound From 1951 he was a lecturer on the history of art at the University of Leeds, and in the late 1950s a visiting professor at Brandeis University in the United States In 1959 he became a teacher at Hornsey College of Art in London He worked again in the United States in 1963 65 and then returned to London.When Hungarian Radio aired a Budapest London conversation between Hauser and Luk cs in July 1969, Hauser confessed I am not an orthodox Marxist My life is devoted to scholarship, not politics My task, I feel, is not political In 1977 Hauser moved to Hungary, where he became an honorary member of the Academy of Science He died in Budapest on January 28, 1978, at the age of 86.Hauser s last book, Soziologie der Kunst 1974, Sociology of Art , which he wrote racing against time and declining health, investigated the social and economic determinants of art In this pessimistic work he distanced himself from Marxism and historical determinism The foreseeable future, he said, lies in the shadow of the atom bomb, of political dictatorship, of unbridled violence and cynical nihilism Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin left, as a permanent testament, a feeling of fear and apprehension which cannot be mastered Hauser s suggestion that art does not merely reflect but interacts with society is a widely accepted premise He also saw the art establishment and art reviewers as servers of commercial interests As in his Social History of Art, Hauser s approach was Euro centered and did not pay much attention to non Western art.Social History of Art was the result of thirty years of scholarly labour It traced the production of art from Lascaux to the Film Age

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    1. The author possesses enormous erudition and sensitivity to great art The fourth volume is by far the best, and can be read by itself But the entire set is worth reading.


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