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Flesh and the Ideal: Winckelmann and the Origins of Art History

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Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), one of the most important figures ever to have written about art, is considered by many to be the father of modern art history. This book is an intellectual biography of Winckelmann that discusses his magnum opus, History of the Art of Antiquity , in the context of his life and work in Germany and in Rome in the eighteenth century. Alex Potts analyzes Winckelmann's eloquent account of the aesthetic and imaginative Greek ideal in art, an account that focuses on the political and ...

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Flesh and the Ideal: Winckelmann and the Origins of Art History
2000, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300087369

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Flesh and the Ideal: Winckelmann and the Origins of Art History
1994, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300058130

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