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Imitation and Society : The Persistence of Mimesis in the Aesthetics of Burke, Hogarth, And Kant (Paperback)

Author: Huhn, Tom

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This book reconsiders the fate of the doctrine of mimesis in the eighteenth century. Standard accounts of the aesthetic theories of this era hold that the idea of mimesis was supplanted by the far more robust and compelling doctrines of taste and aesthetic judgment. Since the idea of mimesis was taken to apply only in the relation of art to nature, it was judged to be too limited when the focus of aesthetics changed to questions about the constitution of individual subjects in regard to taste. Tom Huhn argues that mimesis, rather than disappearing, instead became a far more pervasive idea in the eighteenth century by becoming submerged within the dynamics of the emerging accounts of judgment and taste. Mimesis also thereby became enmeshed in the ideas of sociality contained, often only implicitly, within the new accounts of aesthetic judgment.

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Publisher Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780271029122
SKU 202301763
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0271029129
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Penn State University Press
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