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Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education
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Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Jeffrey Morrison

Abstract

This book examines the pivotal role of Johann Joachim Winckelmann as an arbiter of classical taste. It identifies the key features of Winckelmann's treatment of classical beauty, particularly in his famous descriptions, and investigates his teaching of the appreciation of beauty. The work identifies and examines the point at which theory and descriptive method are merged in a practical attempt to offer aesthetic education. The publications and correspondence of Winckelmann's pupils are offered as criteria for judging the success of his mission, eventually casting doubt upon his concept of aest ... More

Keywords: Johann Joachim Winckelmann, classical beauty, aesthetic education, Goethe, aesthetic core

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Morrison, author
St Patrick's College, County Kildare