The dialectics of decay: Rereading the Kantian subject

Lang, Karen
September 1997
Art Bulletin;Sep97, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p413
Academic Journal
Analyzes the ascendant position of reason and the idealized construction of philosopher Immanuel Kant's aesthetic theory and his philosophy of history. Errors in the incorporation of Kantian subject into the foundational matrix of the art historical discipline; Playing of the desire for mastery and the threat of emasculation witnessed through the statue of Diana at Ephesus.


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