The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature

Princeton University Press
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A classic work on radical aesthetics by one of the great philosophers of the early twentieth century

No work of philosopher and essayist José Ortega y Gasset has been more frequently cited, admired, or criticized than his response to modernism, “The Dehumanization of Art.” The essay, originally published in Spanish in 1925, grappled with the newness of nonrepresentational art and sought to make it more understandable to the public. Many embraced the essay as a manifesto extolling the virtues of vanguard artists and promoting efforts to abandon the realism and the romanticism of the nineteenth century. Others took it as a denunciation of everything that was radical about the avant-garde. This Princeton Classics edition makes this essential work, along with four of Ortega’s other critical essays, available in English. A new foreword by Anthony J. Cascardi considers how Ortega’s philosophy remains relevant and significant in the twenty-first century.

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About the author

José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955) was a Spanish philosopher and essayist. His many books include What is Knowledge? and The Revolt of the Masses. Anthony J. Cascardi is dean of arts and humanities and professor of comparative literature, rhetoric, and Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Published on
Oct 8, 2019
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Pages
204
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ISBN
9780691197968
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Criticism & Theory
Literary Criticism / European / Spanish & Portuguese
Literary Criticism / General
Literary Criticism / Semiotics & Theory
Philosophy / Aesthetics
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