Characteristicks Of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (volume 3)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byAnthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1714. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lion according to Art. And thus it is, that in general, thro all the plastick Arts, or Works of Imitation, " Whatsoever is " drawn from Nature, with the intention u of raising in us the Imagination of the a natural Species or Object, according to " real Beauty and Truth, sliou'd be comu priz'd in certain compleat Portions or u Districts, which represent the Correu Ipondency or Union of each part of " Nature, with intire Nature her-selfP And 'tis this natural Apprehension, or anticipating Sense of Unity, which makes us give even to the Works of our inferiour Artizans, the name of Pieces by way of Excellence, and as denoting the Justness andTruth of Work. (3.) In order therefore to succeed rightly in the Formation of any thing truly beautiful in this higher Order of Design; 'twere to be wisiVd that the Artist, who had Understanding enough to comprehend/ what a real Piece or Tablature imported,? and who, in order to this, had acquir'd thej Knowledg of a Whole and Parts, wou'd' afterwards apply himself to the Study of A moral and poetick Truth: that by this means 1 the Thoughts, Sentiments, or Manners, which hold the first rank in his historical Work, might appear siitable to the higher and nobler Species of Humanity in which he practis'd, to the Genius of the Age which he describ'd, and to the principal or main Action which he chose to represent. He wou'd then naturally learn to reject those false Ornaments of affected Graces, exaggerated Pajfions, hyperbolical and prodigious Forms ; which equally with the mere capricious and grotesque, destroy the just Simplicity, and Vnity, essential in a P i E C E. And for his Colouring; he wou'd then soon find how much it became him to be reserv'd, severe, and chaste, in this particular of his Art; where Luxury and Lib...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1714. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lion according to Art. And thus it is, that in general, thro all the plastick Arts, or Works of Imitation, " Whatsoever is "...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217343406

ISBN - 13:9780217343404

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