Le basi linguistiche della Critica del gusto di Galvano Della Volpe

This essay focuses on Galvano Della Volpe’s Critique of Taste, with which the Italian philosopher proposed, about 60 years ago, a materialistic-historical aesthetic based on the semantic character of the expressive means employed by art. In particular, this essay discusses the main theoretical novelties of the book and how the author uses the fundamental concepts of modern linguistics.