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By Johann Gottfried Herder

"The eye that gathers impressions is not any longer the attention that sees an outline on a floor; it turns into a hand, the ray of sunshine turns into a finger, and the mind's eye turns into a kind of speedy touching."—Johann Gottfried Herder

Long famous as the most vital eighteenth-century works on aesthetics and the visible arts, Johann Gottfried Herder's Plastik (Sculpture, 1778) hasn't ever sooner than seemed in a whole English translation. during this landmark essay, Herder combines rationalist and empiricist proposal with a variety of sources—from the classics to Norse legend, Shakespeare to the Bible—to remove darkness from the methods we event sculpture.

Standing at the fault line among classicism and romanticism, Herder attracts such a lot of his examples from classical sculpture, whereas however insisting at the historicity of artwork and of the senses themselves. via a close research of the diversities among portray and sculpture, he develops a strong critique of the dominance of imaginative and prescient either within the appreciation of paintings and in our daily apprehension of the realm round us. one of many key articulations of the aesthetics of Sturm und Drang, Sculpture is additionally vital as an anticipation of next advancements in paintings theory.

Jason Gaiger's translation of Sculpture comprises an intensive advent to Herder's proposal, explanatory notes, and illustrations of the entire sculptures mentioned within the text.

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