Art in Theory 1815-1900 is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on 19th century theories of art. Like its highly successful companion volume, Art in Theory 1900-1990, this indispensable volume provides the documentary material for informed and up-to-date study. Its 236 texts, clear organization, and considerable editorial content help to create the essential guide to art theory of the period. The anthology also provides a view of the wider cultural debates of the 19th century, and the development of modern aesthetic theories.Art in Theory combines writings by artists, critics, philosophers, and literary figures -- some reprinted in their entirety, others excerpted from longer works. About 1/3 of the material is composed of new translations, with texts drawn from French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Russian sources. It examines a broad range of themes including concepts of genius and originality, modes of landscape painting, approaches to Realism,the question of Modernity and debates over Impressionism, theories of optics and color, the aesthetics of photography, and the rise of photograpHarrison, Charles is the author of 'Art in Theory 1900-1990 An Anthology of Changing Ideas', published 1993 under ISBN 9780631165750 and ISBN 0631165754.