Judgement of Paris by Hubert Damisch
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Judgement of Paris
By Hubert Damisch

The Judgement of Paris

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Judgement of Paris by Hubert Damisch

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Drawing on Freudian theories of sexuality and Kant's conception of the beautiful, French art historian Hubert Damisch considers artists as diverse as Raphael, Picasso, Watteau, and Manet to demonstrate that beauty has always been connected to ideas of sexual difference and pleasure. Damisch's tale begins with the judgment of Paris, in which Paris awards Venus the golden apple and thus forever links beauty with desire. The casting of this decision as a mistake--in which desire is rewarded over wisdom and strength--is then linked to theories of the unconscious and psychological drives. In his quest for an exposition of the beautiful in its relation to visual pleasure, Damisch employs what he terms "analytic iconology, " following the revisions and repetitions of the motif of the judgment through art history, philosophy, aesthetics, and psychoanalysis. This translation brings an important figure of the French art historical tradition to Anglo-American audiences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226135120
ISBN-10: 0226135128
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Pages: 396
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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