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Practical Form Abstraction, Technique, and Beauty in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics

Author: Abigail Zitin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In early eighteenth-century Britain, writers asked after the nature and causes of the pleasure we feel when we encounter beauty. It took a painter, however, to steer the nascent field of philosophical aesthetics toward questions of spatial form. Drawing inspiration from William Hogarth's 1753 treatise on beauty, this book traces the development of form as a concept in and for aesthetics.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Zitin
ISBN: 9780300255713 0300255713
OCLC Number: 1203951779
Description: 1 online resource 6 b-w illus.
Responsibility: Abigail Zitin.

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In early eighteenth-century Britain, writers asked after the nature and causes of the pleasure we feel when we encounter beauty. It took a painter, however, to steer the nascent field of philosophical aesthetics toward questions of spatial form. Drawing inspiration from William Hogarth's 1753 treatise on beauty, this book traces the development of form as a concept in and for aesthetics.

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