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Cultural Science and the Repertoire of Works: Herder’s Plastik as a Hands-on Experience
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2016 (English)In: J. G. Herder: From Cognition to Cultural Science / Von der Erkenntnis zur Kulturwissenschaft / [ed] Beate Allert, Heidelberg: Synchron , 2016, 397-446 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Herder’s work Plastik [Sculpture] (1778) includes at the back a list of 17 printing errors called “Verbesserungen” and was moreover delivered with 7 cancels that were to be pasted in by the bookbinder. We have no report on what errors these cancels were actually correcting. An investigation yields a surprising result. The “errors” were very few, mostly insignificant deviations from the text. Reflection on these cancels led to the disclosure of a “Schöpfungshieroglyphe”, based on these leaves, that functions as a summary of the book from the standpoint of the feeling hand of sculpture, and the table of “Verbesserungen” gives a comparable overview from the perspective of the searching eye of painting: hence, two different sides of the handmade object we are reading. Internal references suggest furthermore that Ueber die neuere Deutsche Litteratur , Aelteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts and Plastik were conceived as a prominent trio in Herder’s oeuvre, buoyed up by the concepts of acoustics, optics and anaglyphics.

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Heidelberg: Synchron , 2016. 397-446 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282176ISBN: 978-3-939381-89-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-282176DiVA: diva2:916679
Available from: 2016-04-04 Created: 2016-04-04 Last updated: 2016-04-04

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