Breaking and Remaking: Aesthetic Practice in England, 1700-1820

Breaking and Remaking Aesthetic Practice in England Paulson shows how th 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

  • Title: Breaking and Remaking: Aesthetic Practice in England, 1700-1820
  • Author: Ronald Paulson
  • ISBN: 9780813514406
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, GaiPaulson 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 comprise the second half of the book Except for the deconstructionist jargon, the discussions are lucid and compelling Highly recommended for libraries supporting graduate programs in literature or art.

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      Ronald Paulson

    About Author

    1. Ronald Paulson is Mayer Professor of the Humanities at the John Hopkins University Among his many books are Breaking and Remaking Aesthetic Practice in England, 1700 1820 and Figure and Abstraction in Contemporary Painting, both from Rutgers University Press.

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