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Du principe de l’art et de sa destination sociale
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon [see all titles]
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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Du principe de l’art et de sa destination sociale
published in 2002
French edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
240 pages
€19.00
ISBN: 978-2-84066-067-5
EAN: 9782840660675
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This posthumous work, published a few months after Proudhon’s death in 1865, is the first study of his friend Gustave Courbet (who requested a text for a catalog), and of the role of art in society. Proudhon questions the aesthetic theory of his era (romantism, symbolism, realism, academicism), and asks his contemporaries to open up to new perspectives of art, far from formalism...
(cover from John Armleder, Untitled, 1986 (Detail). coll. Le Consortium, Dijon)