Jean Lacoste’s Philosophy of Art comes in Persian
Publish Date : Thursday 23 May 2013 - 12:58
Translated by Mohammadreza Abolghasemi, Jean Lacoste’s Philosophy of Art (La philosophie de l'art) makes a chronological survey of art practices from ancient Greece to the present century including aesthetic theories of the most eminent thinkers.
Lacoste’s La philosophie de l'art consists of seven chapters on imitation, the aesthetic, fate of art, imagination, the artist, art and truth, and expression.
The first chapter is an elaboration on Plato’s view of art as an initiator of the philosophy of art in the history of thought, while the second chapter surveys the ideas of figures such as Emmanuel Kant and Arthur Schopenhauer. The third chapter then deals with the opinions of Georg Wilhelm Hegel.
In the fourth chapter Lacoste focuses on the viewpoints of two French artists namely Eugène Delacroix and Charles Baudelaire. The latter is one of the most important 19th century Symbolists writers and poets while the former is known as the most important French Romanticist painter.
The fifth and sixth chapters then deal with the opinions of Nietzsche and Heidegger, and the last chapter focuses on the theories of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
Each chapter is then divided into smaller episodes. For instance the first chapter is consisted of ‘Imitatino or Mimesis’, ‘Art’s Seduction’ and ‘The Beautiful and Artistic Creation.’
‘The Philosophy of Art’ penned by Jean Lacoste and translated by Mohammadreza Abolghasemi is published in 1100 copies and 139 pages by Mahi Publications.