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Herwitz, Daniel Alan 1955-

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Works: 42 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 9,969 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés 
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Most widely held works about Daniel Alan Herwitz
 
Most widely held works by Daniel Alan Herwitz
The star as icon : celebrity in the age of mass consumption by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description -- Princess Diana, Jackie O, Grace Kelly -- the star icon is the most talked about yet least understood persona. The object of adoration, fantasy, and cult obsession, the star icon is a celebrity, yet she is also something more: a dazzling figure at the center of a media pantomime that is at once voyeuristic and zealously guarded. With skill and humor, Daniel Herwitz pokes at the gears of the celebrity-making machine, recruiting a philosopher's interest in the media, an eye for society, and a love of popular culture to divine our yearning for these iconic figures and the role they play in our lives. Herwitz portrays the star icon as caught between transcendence and trauma. An effervescent being living on a distant, exalted planet, the star icon is also a melodramatic heroine desperate to escape her life and the ever-watchful eye of the media. The public buoys her up and then eagerly watches her fall, her collapse providing a satisfying conclusion to a story sensationally told -- while leaving the public yearning for a rebirth. Herwitz locates this double life in the opposing tensions of film, television, religion, and consumer culture, offering fresh perspectives on these subjects while ingeniously mapping society's creation (and destruction) of these special aesthetic stars. Herwitz has a soft spot for popular culture yet remains deeply skeptical of public illusion. He worries that the media distances us from even minimal insight into those who are transfigured into star icons. It also blinds us to the shaping of our political present
The Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an opera by Lydia Goehr( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Don Giovanni Movement' examines the aesthetic and moral legacy of Mozart's operatic masterpiece in the literature, philosophy, and culture of the nineteenth century. Deeply rooted in the enlightenment and romanticism, the opera functions as icon andmyth, and its tensions still resonate today
Action, art, history : engagements with Arthur C. Danto by Daniel Herwitz( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, renowned philosophers and art historians revisit Arthur C. Danto's theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture. Essays explore the importance of Danto's philosophy and criticism for the contemporary art world, along with his theories of perception, action, historical knowledge, and, most importantly for Danto himself, the conceptual connections among these topics."--BOOK JACKET
Aesthetics : key concepts in philosophy by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aesthetics is the branch of philosophical thought that arises from engagement with the arts. It is about larger issues, such as meaning, identity, and medium, that arise in the exploration of art, music, film and literature. Aesthetics: Key Concepts in Philosophy offers a thorough, lucid and stimulating account of the central theories and ideas encountered in aesthetics. The text is thematically structured, covering the discipline's principal concepts: taste, aesthetic judgment, aesthetic experience and the definition of art. Ideal for students across the arts and humanities, the book stresses distinctively modern and contemporary problems, including the divergence between theories of aesthetics and theories of art and the problem of new media. Daniel Herwitz introduces students to aesthetic traditions, while also demonstrating their forward movement into the present. The book guides the reader through the work of philosophers who have engaged with aesthetics, including Hume, Kant, Hegel, Derrida, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein. It also provides an invaluable aid for philosophy undergraduates, introducing them to the history of aesthetics and stressing the importance of understanding the subject within its historical context."--pub. desc
Heritage, culture, and politics in the postcolony by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postcolonial state, like its European predecessor of the 18th and 19th centuries, deploys heritage institutions and instruments, museums, courts of law, and universities to empower itself with unity, longevity, exaltation of value, origin, and destiny. This book reveals the febrile pitch at which heritage is staked by examining situations in South Africa, India, and the US, to capture its perfect embodiment of the struggle to seize culture and society at moments of profound social change
Race and reconciliation : essays from the new South Africa by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the timeless through the timely, Daniel Herwitz brings the vast resources of the philosophical essay to bear on the new realities of post-apartheid South Africafrom racial identity to truth commissions, from architecture to film and television. A public intellectuals reflections on public life, Herwitzs essays question how the new South Africa has constructed its concepts of reconciliation and return
Making theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-garde by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in their creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Making Theory/Constructing Art: On the Authority of the Avant-Garde is among the first philosophical texts to provide a close encounter with this theoretical tendency in twentieth-century art and aesthetics, exploring the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of theory in art. In a series of intricate readings of constructivism, Mondrian, and John Cage, Daniel Herwitz outlines the avant-garde's belief that theory can perfectly prefigure the avant-garde art object and invest it with utopian force. Through similarly insightful treatments of Arthur Danto, Andy Warhol, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and postmodern art and theory, Herwitz demonstrates how the contemporary art world is heir to the avant-garde's theoretical assumptions and practices. In fact, avant-garde art objects live as art only by partly resisting the master theories of their makers and interpreters. Skillfully resisting the lure of grand theory himself, Herwitz urges the art world to be more self-critical and self-reflective about its uses of theory. Making Theory/Constructing Art is as accessible and entertainingly written as it is philosophically incisive. Since the book is both a philosophical and a cultural encounter with theory in twentieth-century art, it will engage all those who have tried to grapple with the inscrutability of the theoretical art muse
Midnight's diaspora : critical encounters with Salman Rushdie( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and interviews that brings together a group of critics and commentators, including Rushdie himself, to explore the political and cultural contexts of Salman Rushdie's novels. It is suitable for those who are interested in Rushdie's work and the many pressing cultural and political issues it raises
Aesthetics, arts and politics in a global world by Daniel Alan Herwitz( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A different set of purposes define culture today than those that preoccupied the world in the immediate decades of decolonization. Focusing on art and music in diverse parts of the world, Daniel Herwitz explores a world that has largely shifted from the earlier days of nationalism, decolonization and cultural exclusion, to one of global markets and networks. Using examples from India and Mexico to South Africa, Australia and China, Herwitz argues that the cultural politics and art being produced in these places are now post- postcolonial. Where the postcolonial downplayed formerly Eurocentric forms and celebrated art with national consciousness, the rules for 21st century cultural authenticity are quickly disappearing. Young people think of themselves in relation to global culture rather than nation-¬-building; the project of producing a new and modern art for the incipient and rising postcolonial nation is out of date. By examining the shift in which art accesses the past and the rise of trends such as hitching consumer culture to celebrity forms and branding, Herwitz's original and engaging exploration of contemporary art captures the ways in which art has given way to a new form of production, altering everything from the role of tradition and heritage in contemporary art to the terms of its vision and circulation
Serious larks : the philosophy of Ted Cohen by Ted Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Cohen was an original and captivating essayist known for his inquisitive intelligence, wit, charm, and a deeply humane feel for life. For Cohen, writing was a way of discovering, and also celebrating, the depth and complexity of things overlooked by most professional philosophers and aestheticians?but not by most people. Whether writing about the rules of baseball, of driving, or of Kant?s Third Critique; about Hitchcock, ceramics, or jokes, Cohen proved that if you study the world with a bemused but honest attentiveness, you can find something to philosophize about more or less anywhere. ?This collection, edited and introduced by philosopher Daniel Herwitz, brings together some of Cohen?s best work to capture the unique style that made Cohen one of the most beloved philosophers of his generation. Among the perceptive, engaging, and laugh-out-loud funny reflections on movies, sports, art, language, and life included here are Cohen?s classic papers on metaphor and his Pushcart Prize?winning essay on baseball, as well as memoir, fiction, and even poetry. Full of free-spirited inventiveness, these Serious Larks would be equally at home outside Thoreau?s cabin on the waters of Walden Pond as they are here, proving that intelligence, sensitivity, and good humor can be found in philosophical writing after all
Danto on Scully by Arthur Coleman Danto( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husain : drawing, painting, water colour, graphic, sculpture, architecture, photography, tapestry by Maqbul Fida Husain( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics, music and politics in a global world by Daniel Herwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A different set of purposes define culture today than those that preoccupied the world in the immediate decades of decolonization. Focusing on art and music in diverse parts of the world, Daniel Herwitz explores a world that has largely shifted from the earlier days of nationalism, decolonization and cultural exclusion, to one of global markets and networks. Using examples from India and Mexico to South Africa, Australia and China, Herwitz argues that the cultural politics and art being produced in these places are now post- postcolonial. Where the postcolonial downplayed formerly Eurocentric forms and celebrated art with national consciousness, the rules for 21st century cultural authenticity are quickly disappearing. Young people think of themselves in relation to global culture rather than nation--building; the project of producing a new and modern art for the incipient and rising postcolonial nation is out of date. By examining the shift in which art accesses the past and the rise of trends such as hitching consumer culture to celebrity forms and branding, Herwitz's original and engaging exploration of contemporary art captures the ways in which art has given way to a new form of production, altering everything from the vision to the terms of circulation
[Rezension von:] Shapiro, Gary: Earthwards : Robert Smithson and art after Babel. - Berkeley, Ca. : University of California Press, 1995 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Clark, Timothy J. <Kunsthistoriker>: Farewell to an idea : episodes from a history of modernism. - : Yale University Press, 1999 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consolations of art : [essay review] by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Art and ethical criticism. - 1. publ. - Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2008 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Danto, Arthur Coleman: Andy Warhol. - New Haven, NY : Yale University Press, 2009 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Panofsky, Erwin: Three essays on style. - o.O. : MIT Press, 1995 by Daniel Alan Herwitz( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The star as icon : celebrity in the age of mass consumption
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The Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an operaAction, art, history : engagements with Arthur C. DantoAesthetics : key concepts in philosophyRace and reconciliation : essays from the new South AfricaMaking theory/constructing art : on the authority of the avant-gardeMidnight's diaspora : critical encounters with Salman Rushdie
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Herwitz, Daniel Allan

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