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Aesthetics and history

Author: Bernard Berenson
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1954 [©1948]
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A36.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959.
Aesthetics and history.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1954 [©1948]
(OCoLC)560084575
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Berenson
OCLC Number: 509706
Notes: Originally published in 1948 under title: Aesthetics and history in the visual arts.
Description: 283 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
I. Value --
Materials --
Ultimates in art criticism --
Tactile values --
Ideated sensations --
Movement --
Essentials in figure arts --
Tactile values and movement in sculpture --
Colour --
The aesthetic moment --
Decoration and illustration --
Proportions --
The nude --
Composition --
Space composition --
Landscape --
II. Illustration --
What visual art can do --
Incongruity and the grotesque --
Facial expression --
Autonomous illustration --
Illustration presents patterns --
The interpreters and the artist --
Art and philosophy --
Illustration as representation --
III. Definitions and clarifications --
The significant --
Spiritual significance in visual representation --
Decoration and illustration are critical fictions --
Realism --
Function of art --
Removal of misunderstandings --
Life-enhancement --
Novelty, otherness --
Conquests of the mind --
Florence --
Style --
Protest against restoration --
IV. History --
Influence --
The Jews and visual art --
The originality of incompetence --
Peripheral art --
Rome --
Roman art --
Early Christian art --
Mediterranean art --
Hellenistic art --
Problem of personality --
National art --
The effigy and the portrait --
Photography --
Art history and art practice --
V. Art history specifically --
Chronology --
Successive attitudes towards works of art --
Recommendations --
Significant events in history --
Exotic arts --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A36.
Responsibility: by Bernard Berenson.

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