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Beauty and Art 1750-2000

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What do we mean when we call a work of art "beautiful"? How have artists responded to changing notions of the beautiful? Which works of art have been called beautiful, and why? Fundamental and intriguing questions to artists and art lovers, but ones that are all too often ignored in discussions of art today.
Elizabeth Prettejohn argues that we simply cannot afford to ignor
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 5th 2005)
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Azad Azadi
Jun 07, 2012 Azad Azadi rated it really liked it
I translated this book to Persian.
Erika
Jan 29, 2016 Erika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-history
I found this look at the development of the concept of beauty in art fascinating since I have always taken the idea itself for granted, of course art is beautiful. I never really thought about how that idea had to form and gain acceptance and constant be rethought and re-challenged as art forms changed, grew and matured.
It's easy to forget how shocking the Impressionist movement was in its day or how radical it was to create art for its own sake instead of to teach a lesson or reflect an event i
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Leonardo
Aug 14, 2014 Leonardo marked it as considering
Shelves: own-digital, arte
mucho más de lo que puedo ingerir por el momento, pero me alegra tener una versión digital de excelentísima calidad de una obra que aparenta muy buena.
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“If debates about beauty in nineteenth-century
France were fierce, that was because beauty was seen to matter. This
was a world of political revolutions, of social reformism, of belief in
progress and human perfectibility. Why was it that beauty mattered so
much in such a world?.”
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