Guide to Aesthetics

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A 20th century Italian’s art criticism, and art criticism criticism.
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Published in 1979Published in 1979
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  • Guide to Aesthetics
  • Guide to Aesthetics
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The Italian Benedetto Croce — who ranks as his country's foremost thinker of [last] century — led a remarkably versatile life. He was a philosopher, statesman, literary critic, and historian, as well as an editor and commentator on human affairs. But his keenest insights — and hardiest achievements — were in aesthetics, his Guide to Aesthetics being the most well known of Croce's works today.

Croce begins his treatise with Tolstoy's question What is art?” — coming to conclusions very different from those of the Russian novelist. Subsequent parts deal with the topics: prejudices concerning art; the place of arts; and criticism and the history of art.

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