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Sustaining Loss: Art and Mournful Life (Atopia: Philosophy) (Hardcover)

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This book explores the uncanny, traumatic weaving together of the living and the dead in art, and the morbid fascination it holds for modern philosophical aesthetics. Beginning with Kant, the author traces how aesthetic theory has been drawn back repeatedly to the moving power of the undead body of the work of art.

About the Author


Gregg M. Horowitz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He is the co-author (with Tom Huhn and Arthur Danto) of The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780804739672
ISBN-10: 0804739676
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2002
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Atopia: Philosophy