Sculpture and Touch: Herder's Aesthetics of Sculpture

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):285-299 (2009)
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Abstract

I present and analyze J.G. Herder’s aesthetics of sculpture, as an art form directed toward and appreciated by the sense of touch. I argue that Herder is unsuccessful in his attempt so to define sculpture, but his account is nonetheless fruitful, both in making salient and explaining signal aspects of sculptural appreciation and criticism and, more broadly and quite innovatively, in proposing an aesthetics of touch, even an embodied aesthetics.

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