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Essays in Aesthetics

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Renowned French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre references artists such as Tintoretto, Calder, Lapoujade, Titian, Raphael, and Michaelangelo in discussing how great art of the past relates to the challenges of his era


Essays in Aesthetics is a provocative collection that considers the nature of art and its meaning. Sartre considers the artist’s “function,” and the relation of
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ebook, 146 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by Philosophical Library/Open Road (first published 1963)
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Glenn Russell
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Statue of Jean-Paul Sartre in Paris

Essays in Aesthetics by Jean-Paul Sartre is a collection of five superbly written essays penned in the style of an art historian or art critic, worlds away from academic writing, containing no references to other aestheticians and only several footnotes for the purpose of historical exactitude. There is one long essay in four parts on the fifteenth century renaissance painter Jacopo Tintoretto, two essays on Alberto Giacometti, one on Robert Lapoujade, and one
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Ahmad Sharabiani
ترجمه ای ست از مجموعه مقالات ژان پل سارتر درباره ی زیبایی شناسی
Essays in Aesthetics, Jean-Paul Sartre
عنوان: زیبایی شناسی؛ نویسنده: ژان پل سارتر؛ مترجم: رضا شیرمرز؛ تهران، 1380، چاپ دیگر: تهران، آهنگ دیگر؛ 1388؛ در 143 ص؛ شابک: 9648433240؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، قطره، 1394؛ موضوع: مجموعه مقالات ژان پل سارتر درباره ی زیبایی شناسی قرن 20 م
صان
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
درمورد زیبایی شناسی نبود اصلن!
درباره نقد و تاریخ و فلسفه چنتا هنرمند بود
تینتورتو، جاکومتی، لاپوجاد و کالدر.
بعضی قسمتهاش هم خوب بود.
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Nick
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An overall "quest for the absolute," I was immediately drawn to the artists Sartre chooses to examine: Giacometti, Dostoevsky, Titan, etc. Yet the tread of art as a reaction to societal construct and need for destruction to enable artistic birth finds a way throughout the entire complex text. Incredibly satisfying and perceptively altering, a great read that needs to be given appropriate time to digest.
Stephen
I hate to say that this work may be dated.
Leonard Klossner
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth it just for Fartre's pinche ese's on Giacometti alone.
Banu Pluie
Apr 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Eğri bir dalı ağaçtan çekip alabilirim, fakat kaldırılmış bir kolu ya da inançla sıkılmış bir yumruğu asla ayrı düşünemem.”

j.p.s
Matthew Giobbi
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. A great example of the phenomenological essay on art. Contextual, political, historical, and sensitive. Wish there was more of it!
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.

He declined the award of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has ex
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