Beauty and Art 1750-2000
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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...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 5th 2005)
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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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