The Analysis of Beauty : Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste (eBook, 1753) [WorldCat.org]
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The Analysis of Beauty : Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste
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The Analysis of Beauty : Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste

Author: William Hogarth
Publisher: London : [publisher not identified], 1753.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume, published in 1753, was Hogarth's grand treatise on beauty, design and taste and was intended to help educate the masses on how to perceive art. His most prominent idea is the line of beauty, which is an s-shaped line that can be seen?set inside a pyramid?on the title page. Hogarth's theory is that this line is what captures a viewer's attention and evokes a sense of grace and movement. Unfortunately for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Hogarth
OCLC Number: 1000340113
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages)
Responsibility: William Hogarth.
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This volume, published in 1753, was Hogarth's grand treatise on beauty, design and taste and was intended to help educate the masses on how to perceive art. His most prominent idea is the line of beauty, which is an s-shaped line that can be seen?set inside a pyramid?on the title page. Hogarth's theory is that this line is what captures a viewer's attention and evokes a sense of grace and movement. Unfortunately for Hogarth, his book was largely lampooned by his contemporaries and critics, including Charles Churchill who satirized the work in his "An Epistle to William Hogarth."

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