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
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series:Oxford history of art.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Eighteenth-century Germany: Winckelmann and Kant; Chapter 2 Nineteenth-century France: From Staël to Baudelaire; Chapter 3 Victorian England: Ruskin, Swinburne, Pater; Chapter 4 Modernism: Fry and Greenberg; Afterword; Notes; Further Reading; List of Illustrations; Index