The Social History of Art by Arnold Hauser
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First published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced.
This new edition provides an excellent introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser. In his general introduction to The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris asseses the importance of the work for contemporary art history and visual culture. In addition, an introduction to each volume provides a synopsis of Hausers narrative and serves as a critical guide to the text, identifying major themes, trends and arguments.

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Published January 1, 1951 by Vintage Books/Random House. 1007 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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To take a later period, the 19th century, Hauser says that French Bohemianism was more prevalent on the continent than in England, because the British middle class overpowered the Bohemian when he raised his cocky head....Despite the sometimes contrived exposition, the book is an excellent text a...

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