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The Social History of Art: Volume 4: Naturalism, Impressionism, the Film Age (The Social History of Art #4)

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First published in 1951, Arnold Hausers work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. This edition includes an introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser. In his introduction to the four volumes of The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris demonstrates the importance of the work for contemporary ar ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Routledge (first published September 12th 1958)
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علی
Dec 16, 2007 علی rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Chris Tempel
Dec 16, 2015 Chris Tempel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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These Hauser books are remarkably well written and highly recommended by me (esp. for anyone studying older literature.) He sets class into motion in an analysis of art that peruses the French novelists with a certain casual rigor, and how the novelists fit in the art movements of naturalism, impressionism, realism, modernism as well as in class struggle. It's excellent for a glancing study. He seems to do novelists mostly and has less to say about painters. Most impressive and not often seen in ...more
Ray
Apr 06, 2016 Ray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are many insightful comments about how the different social classes influence the art that is produced.
Victoria
It was a very comprehensive, if jam-packed and fast-paced, overview of modern art history. It had a distinctively communist/socialist slant to the research and not all findings were without bias. All in all, an interesting read.
Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
This is, in my opinion, the weakest of Hauser's quartet of Social Histories. Shame really.... the others are so strong.
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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 Temesvári Hírlap (Temesvár News). For a period he was a tea ...more
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