chapter  3
The aesthetic of the antique: Leon Rosenstein
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The antique, as a category, and antiques, as objects which embody this characteristic, have gained considerable attention in the modern world. Little serious thought has yet been given on a philosophical level, however, to what this character is. This essay will therefore address the questions, what is “an antique” and “the antique”? Why is it worthy of critical analysis? How does it function within a broader range of aesthetic categories?