The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter PaterThe Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater

The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

byWalter Pater

Paperback | March 24, 2005

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Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible. His cry of "art for art's sake" became the manifesto of the Aesthetic Movement, and his assessments of Renaissance art have influenced generations of readers.
Pater's personal life was rather uneventful. His father, a surgeon, died when the boy was 3, at which time his family moved to the London suburb of Chase Side, Enfield. An unremarkable student, in 1858 he matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, where, as before, he did not especially distinguish himself. Pater was early influenced by ...
Title:The Renaissance: Studies in Art and PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:March 24, 2005Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486440257

ISBN - 13:9780486440255

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