Zoltán Somhegyi (ed.). Retracing the past. Historical continuity in aesthetics from a global perspective International Yearbook of Aesthetics. Volume 19. 2017
The selection of essays in the 19th Yearbook of the International Association for Aesthetics aims to analyse the phenomenon of retracing the past, i.e. of identifying the signs, details and processes of the creative re-interpretation of long-lasting traditions both in actual works of art and in aesthetic thought, hence where the historical interconnectedness and the influence of earlier sources can appear.
About the Editor
Zoltán Somhegyi is a Hungarian art historian with a PhD in aesthetics, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and working as an Assistant Professor at the College of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Sharjah. As a researcher of art history and aesthetics, he is specialised in 18–19 century art and art theory. Apart from being an art historian of classical arts, his other fields of interest are contemporary fine arts and art market trends. He curated exhibitions in six countries, participated in international art projects and often lectures on art in academic conferences. He is Secretary General and Website Editor of the International Association for Aesthetics and Consultant of Art Market Budapest – International Contemporary Art Fair. He is the author of books, academic papers, artist catalogues and more than two hundred articles, essays, critiques, and art fair reviews.