Beauty and art, 1750-2000 / Elizabeth Prettejohn.

What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How do perceptions of beauty change with the passage of time? Elizabeth Prettejohn explores these crucial questions, showing the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art. She charts the story of wester...

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Main Author: Prettejohn, Elizabeth
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series:Oxford history of art.
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Summary:What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How do perceptions of beauty change with the passage of time? Elizabeth Prettejohn explores these crucial questions, showing the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art. She charts the story of western art, from eighteenth-century Germany to the late 20th century, from Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rossetti, C--eacute--;zanne to Jackson Pollock. - ;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 be.
Physical Description:1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index.
ISBN:9780191516511
0191516511
9780192801609
0192801600
9781429468695
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9786610761241
6610761248
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9781280761249
Language:English.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.