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Author Name:    TRIAS, Eugenio European Perspectives series KRABBENHOFT, Kenneth, trans. ORRINGER, Nelson, foreword]

Title:   Artist and the City

Publisher:    Columbia University Press, New York, 1982, ISBN:0231052863 

Seller ID:   98986

TRIAS, Eugenio. The Artist and the City. Translated by Kenneth Krabbenhoft.[Foreword by Nelson Orringer]. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. First US Printing. Pp. (10),[xi]-xx,(2),1-154. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the European Perspectives series. "What happens when the synthesis of Eros and Poiesis implicit in classical Platonic philosophy breaks down?' asks Eugenio Trķas in Part I of 'The Artist and the City'. 'What happens when Soul and City stop being interconnected, dialectical orders, instead becoming separate, autonomous realms? When does the artist, the individual who is simultaneously erotic and poietic, cease relating to society and the city, that is, to his natural space and habitat? When does the City, an object that results from the artist's erotic creativity, establish itself as an order apart from Beauty and Art, subject to the naked principle of productivity unmeditated by an eroticism at all? These questions indicate the kind of issues that turn up consciously and deliberately in the course of this work... they set the search moving toward the undefined relationship between the Artist and the City'." - from the dust jacket. Contents: Part I: From Plato to Pico della Mirandola: 1. Plato: Creativity and Desire; 2. Plato: The Artist and the City; 3. Pico della Mirandola: Manin Proteus's Likeness. Part II: From Goethe to Thomas Mann: 4. Goethe: Voc ation and Debt; 5. Hegel: Clarity and Melancholy; 6. Wagner: Incipit Comoedia; 7. Nietzsche: Mind Divorced from the City; 8. Thomas Mann: Diseases of the Will. Very good in spine-sunned dust jacket. 30.00


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