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Aesthetic and Critical Theory of John Ruskin

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ISBN 10 : 9781400872022
Pages : 498 pages
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Download Aesthetic and Critical Theory of John Ruskin PDF Full Free by George P. Landow and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-08 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the sources and development of Ruskin's aesthetic and critical theories. In his attempt to skirt the danger of excessive emotion and association in art, Ruskin's struggle with the sublime but not the picturesque, is, along with the pathetic fallacy, examined. These concepts, too, are considered in light of Ruskin's continuing religious and intellectual development. Finally, Ruskin's loss of faith is analyzed in relation to the problem of allegory in art. Ruskin argued for an unchanging standard of beauty, though the psychological nature of the artist is related to his art medium. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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Aesthetic and Critical Theory of John Ruskin

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ISBN 10 : 0691647410
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Download Aesthetic and Critical Theory of John Ruskin PDF Full Free by George P. Landow and published by Princeton Legacy Library. This book was released on 2016-04-03 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the sources and development of Ruskin's aesthetic and critical theories. In his attempt to skirt the danger of excessive emotion and association in art, Ruskin's struggle with the sublime but not the picturesque, is, along with the pathetic fallacy, examined. These concepts, too, are considered in light of Ruskin's continuing religious and intellectual development. Finally, Ruskin's loss of faith is analyzed in relation to the problem of allegory in art. Ruskin argued for an unchanging standard of beauty, though the psychological nature of the artist is related to his art medium. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory

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ISBN 10 : 9781000511109
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory PDF Full Free by Amir H Ameri and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory offers a critical analysis of the methodological constants and shared critical strategies in the history of theoretical discourse on Western architecture. Central to these constants is the persistent role of aesthetics as a critical tool for the delimitation of architecture. This book analyzes the unceasing critical role aesthetics is given to play in the discourse of architecture. The book offers a close and critical reading of three seminal texts from three different periods in the history of theoretical discourse on Western architecture—the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and 19th-century Romanticism. The first text is Leone Battista Alberti's Ten Books on Architecture of 1452, the next Marc-Antoine Laugier’s An Essay on Architecture of 1753, and last, John Ruskin’s The Seven Lamps of Architecture of 1849. Additional influential texts from, among others, the 20th and 21st centuries are engaged with along the way to locate and contextualize the arguments within the broader discursive tradition of Western architecture. The book will interest scholars and students of architecture, architectural history and theory, as well as scholars and students of cultural studies, aesthetic philosophy, art history, literary criticism, and related disciplines.


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John Ruskin

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ISBN 10 : 9781134781096
Pages : 438 pages
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Download John Ruskin PDF Full Free by J.L. Bradley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-23 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.


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John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 10 : 0813925584
Pages : 446 pages
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Download John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption PDF Full Free by David Melville Craig and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book on the Victorian critic and public intellectual John Ruskin by a scholar of religion and ethics, this work recovers both Ruskin's engaged critique of economic life and his public practice of moral imagination. With its reading of Ruskin as an innovative contributor to a tradition of ethics concerned with character, culture, and community, this book recasts established interpretations of Ruskin's place in nineteenth-century literature and aesthetics, challenges nostalgic diagnoses of the supposed historical loss of virtue ethics, and demonstrates the limitations of any politics that eschews common purpose as vital to individual agency and social welfare. Although Ruskin's moralistic efforts did not always allow for democratic individuality, equality, and contestation, his eclecticism, Craig argues, helps to correct these problems. Further, Ruskin's interdisciplinary explorations of beauty, work, nature, religion, politics, and economic value reveal the ways in which his insights into the practical connections between aesthetics and ethics, and culture and character, might be applied to today's debates about liberal modernity today. With the triumph of global capitalism, and the near-silence of any opposing voice, Ruskin's model of an engaged reading of culture and his public practice of moral imagination deserve renewed attention. This book provides students in religion, politics, and social theory with a timely reintroduction to this timeless figure.


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Serious Play

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ISBN 10 : 9781512803303
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Serious Play PDF Full Free by J. Jeffrey Franklin and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-11-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Serious Play provides a rich, multilayered argument that engages and contributes to contemporary theory and cultural studies."—Victorian Studies


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Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory

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ISBN 10 : 9780748626809
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory PDF Full Free by Julian Wolfreys and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2006-04-21 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern British and Irish Criticism and Theory offers the student and general reader a comprehensive, critically informed overview of the development of literary and cultural studies from the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with Coleridge and Arnold, examining the contribution of cultural commentators and novelists, and considering the institutionalisation of literary criticism in the universities of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the book addresses in detailed, accessible and rigorous essays the rise and significance of literary and cultural studies. Nearly thirty essays contribute to an understanding of the practice of literary studies presenting the reader with a perceptive series of critical interventions which, themselves, engage in the very locations from which criticism and theory have emerged.A further reading list accompanies each chapter.


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John Ruskin's Politics and Natural Law

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ISBN 10 : 9783319722818
Pages : 276 pages
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Download John Ruskin's Politics and Natural Law PDF Full Free by Graham A. MacDonald and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-14 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers new perspectives on the origins and development of John Ruskin’s political thought. Graham A. MacDonald traces the influence of late medieval and pre-Enlightenment thought in Ruskin’s writing, reintroducing readers to Ruskin’s politics as shaped through his engagement with concepts of natural law, legal rights, labour and welfare organization. From Ruskin’s youthful studies of geology and chemistry to his back-to-the-land project, the Guild of St. George, he emerges as a complex political thinker, a reformer—and what we would recognize today as an environmentalist. John Ruskin’s Politics and Natural Law is a nuanced reappraisal of neglected areas of Ruskin’s thought.


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An Introduction to Sustainability and Aesthetics

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ISBN 10 : 9781627345255
Pages : 218 pages
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Download An Introduction to Sustainability and Aesthetics PDF Full Free by Christopher Crouch and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2015-01-22 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces the idea of sustainability and its aesthetic dimension, suggesting that the role of the aesthetic is an active one in developing an ecologically, economically and culturally healthy society. With an introduction by Christopher Crouch and an afterword by John Thackara, the book gathers together a range of essays that address the issue of the aesthetics of sustainability from a multitude of disciplinary and cultural perspectives.


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Romanticism, Aesthetics, and Nationalism

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ISBN 10 : 9781139425773
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Romanticism, Aesthetics, and Nationalism PDF Full Free by David Aram Kaiser and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-11-13 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ambitious study, first published in 1999, argues that our conception of the aesthetic sphere emerged during the era of British and German Romanticism from conflicts between competing models of the liberal state and the cultural nation. The aesthetic sphere is thus centrally connected to 'aesthetic statism', which is the theoretical project of reconciling conflicts in the political sphere by appealing to the unity of the symbol. David Kaiser traces the trajectory of aesthetic statism from Schiller and Coleridge, through Arnold, Mill and Ruskin, to Adorno and Habermas. He analyses how the concept of aesthetic autonomy shifts from being a supplement to the political sphere to an end in itself; this shift lies behind the problems that contemporary literary theory has faced in its attempts to connect the aesthetic and political spheres. Finally, he suggests that we rethink the aesthetic sphere in order to regain that connection.


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Victorian Britain (Routledge Revivals)

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ISBN 10 : 9781136716171
Pages : 1012 pages
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Download Victorian Britain (Routledge Revivals) PDF Full Free by Sally Mitchell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-08-06 with total page 1012 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1988, this encyclopedia serves as an overview and point of entry to the complex interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies. The signed articles, which cover persons, events, institutions, topics, groups and artefacts in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901, have been written by authorities in the field and contain bibliographies to provide guidelines for further research. The work is intended for undergraduates and the general reader, and also as a starting point for graduates who wish to explore new fields.


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Victorian Britain

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ISBN 10 : 9780415668514
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Download Victorian Britain PDF Full Free by Sally Mitchell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011 with total page 1014 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1988, this encyclopedia serves as an overview and point of entry to the complex interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies. The signed articles, which cover persons, events, institutions, topics, groups and artefacts in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901, have been written by authorities in the field and contain bibliographies to provide guidelines for further research. The work is intended for undergraduates and the general reader, and also as a starting point for graduates who wish to explore new fields.


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Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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ISBN 10 : 9781316878606
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Download Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain PDF Full Free by Lucy Hartley and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-08-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Could the self-interested pursuit of beauty actually help to establish the moral and political norms that enable democratic society to flourish? In this book, Lucy Hartley identifies a new language for speaking about beauty, which begins to be articulated from the 1830s in a climate of political reform and becomes linked to emerging ideals of equality, liberty, and individuality. Examining British art and art writing by Charles Lock Eastlake, John Ruskin, Walter Pater, Edward Poynter, William Morris, and John Addington Symonds, Hartley traces a debate about what it means to be interested in beauty and whether this preoccupation is necessary to public political life. Drawing together political history, art history, and theories of society, and supplemented by numerous illustrations, Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain offers a fresh interdisciplinary understanding of the relation of art to its publics.


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The Gardens of Desire

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ISBN 10 : 0791484963
Pages : 258 pages
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Download The Gardens of Desire PDF Full Free by Stephen Gilbert Brown and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).


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The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

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ISBN 10 : 0199279454
Pages : 844 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics PDF Full Free by Jerrold Levinson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-27 with total page 844 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.


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Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture

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ISBN 10 : 9781351559720
Pages : 457 pages
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Download Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture PDF Full Free by LaurenS. Weingarden and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For most of the twentieth century, modernist viewers dismissed the architectural ornament of Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) and the majority of his theoretical writings as emotional outbursts of an outmoded romanticism. In this study, Lauren Weingarden reveals Sullivan's eloquent articulation of nineteenth-century romantic practices - literary, linguistic, aesthetic, spiritual, and nationalistic - and thus rescues Sullivan and his legacy from the narrow role imposed on him as a pioneer of twentieth-century modernism. Using three interpretive models, discourse theory, poststructural semiotic analysis, and a pragmatic concept of sign-functions, she restores the integrity of Sullivan's artistic choices and his historical position as a culminating figure within nineteenth-century romanticism. By giving equal weight to Louis Sullivan's writings and designs, Weingarden shows how he translated both Ruskin's tenets of Gothic naturalism and Whitman's poetry of the American landscape into elemental structural forms and organic ornamentation. Viewed as a site where various romantic discourses converged, Sullivan's oeuvre demands a cross-disciplinary exploration of each discursive practice, and its "rules of accumulation, exclusion, reactivation." The overarching theme of this study is the interrogation and restitution of those Foucauldian rules that enabled Sullivan to articulate architecture as a pictorial mode of landscape art, which he considered co-equal with the spiritual and didactic functions of landscape poetry.


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Strange Sisters

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 3039118404
Pages : 332 pages
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Download Strange Sisters PDF Full Free by Francesca Orestano and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays stems from the conference 'Nineteenth-Century Literature and Aesthetics', which was held at the University of Milan in 2006 and organised by the editors of this volume. The interface between word and image covered in these essays embraces the fields of literature, architecture, painting, photography, music and art criticism. The authors stress the role of aesthetics in a number of contexts ranging from the early 1830s to the fin de siècle and beyond, as far as the last influences of Victorian taste on the early years of the twentieth century. During the nineteenth century the ancient interaction between literature and aesthetics was challenged and criticised by Martineau, Rossetti, Ruskin, Pater, Wilde, Beardsley, Cameron and Carroll, among others: their awareness of the complexity of visual perception problematised the existing categories of realism, artistic conventions, discourse of description, translation and representation. The essays cover almost a century of debate between literature and aesthetics. They focus on the intersection of word and image by emphasising transgressions in art hierarchies, forms and languages, which restyle existing categories and project them into new aesthetic dimensions beyond the conventional idea of the sister arts.


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