The Continental Aesthetics Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in Continental thought. The Reader is divided into six sections, each clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context: Nineteenth Century German Aesthetics, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Marxism and Critical Theory, Poststructuralism and Postmodernism, and Psychoanalysis and Feminism.
The collection features the most widely read and representative writings of each movement by 34 major thinkers:
Kant * Sartre * Benjamin * Lyotard * Hegel * Levinas * Blanchot * Deleuze * Nietzsche * Marx * Bloch * Freud * Heidegger * Lukacs * Bataille * Lacan * Dufrenne * Adorno * Foucault * Kristeva * Bachelard * Marcuse * Barthes * Irigaray * Merleau-Ponty * Habermas * Derrida * Cixous * Gadamer * Jameson * de Man * Vattimo * Simmel * Baudrillard
Bringing together some of the most influential writings on aesthetics, continental philosophy, art and visual studies, The Continental Aesthetics Reader provides a thorough and much-needed introduction to the field.