Art and Life in Aestheticism
Art for art's sake addresses the relationship between art and life. Although it has long been argued that aestheticism aims to de-humanize art, this volume seeks to consider the counterclaim that such de-humanization can also lead to re-humanization and to a deepened relationship between the aesthetic sphere and the world at large.
Aestheticism a subject of perennial interest in the fieldUnique methodology in approaching the study of aestheticism from a transnational, comparative standpoint the volume as a whole presents readers with a variety of perspectives on the topic, in a coherent wayIncludes contributions from a number of up-and-coming young scholars who are getting a good name (eg, Yvonne Ivory)Addresses the question: 'does art for art's sake seek to de-humanize or re-humanize art, the artist or the artistic receptor?'Engages with art, literature, philosophy and literary and aesthetic theory