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Breaking and remaking : aesthetic practice in England, 1700-1820

Author: Ronald Paulson
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1989.
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Paulson shows how 18th-century English poets and artists confronted the decline of High Renaissance ideals in literary theory and aesthetics. The book is less a single extended argument, though, than a collection of brilliant insights and interpretations: Pope as Ovidian poet; Joseph Wright as Shandyan artist. Especially stimulating are the readings of Hogarth, Wright, Gainsborough, Stubbs, and Constable that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Paulson, Ronald.
Breaking and remaking.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)767568144
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Paulson
ISBN: 0813514398 9780813514390
OCLC Number: 19266386
Description: xiv, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The aesthetics of iconoclasm : swift and gray. Introduction : the aesthetics of making ; English iconoclasm ; "Suppose me dead" : Swift's verses and Gray's elegy --
The aesthetics of Georgic renewal : pope. Georgic farming and Ovidian Metamorphosis ; The unabused image of memory ; Aestheticizing the stigma ; The popean other --
The aesthetics of revolution/restoration : Byron and Wordsworth. The body politic of lords Rochester and Byron ; The aesthetics of gleaning in Don Juan ; Wordsworthian restoration --
The aesthetics of modernity : Hogarth. The Sleeping Congregation ; Remaking the classical canon ; Feminizing the hero ; The "love of pursuit" --
The aesthetics of mourning : Wright and Roubiliac. The empty tomb ; The woman on the tombstone --
The aesthetics of possession : Reynolds, Stubbs, Constable, and others. Labor aestheticized--painting possessed ; Portrait and landscape : Zoffany and Gainsborough ; Reynold's Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue ; Stubb's Hambletonian ; Constable's White Horse.
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