Beauty and Art: 1750-2000 by Elizabeth PrettejohnBeauty and Art: 1750-2000 by Elizabeth Prettejohn

Beauty and Art: 1750-2000

byElizabeth Prettejohn

Paperback | June 6, 2005

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What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How have artists responded to changing notions of the beautiful? Which works of art have been called beautiful, and why? Fundamental and intriguing questions to artists and art lovers, but ones that are all too often ignored indiscussions of art today. Prettejohn argues that we simply cannot afford to ignore these questions. Charting over two hundred years of western art, she illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingresto Rossetti, Cezanne to Jackson Pollock, and concludes with a challenging question for the future: why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?
Elizabeth Prettejohn is Professor of Modern Art at the University of Plymouth.
Title:Beauty and Art: 1750-2000Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.56 inPublished:June 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801600

ISBN - 13:9780192801609

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Eighteenth-Century Germany2. Early Nineteenth Century France3. Victorian Aestheticism4. ModernismFurther Reading