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Title :

The beautiful, novel, and strange : aesthetics and heterodoxy

Author :
PAULSON, Ronald ;
Publication year :
1996
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Paulson fills a lacuna in studies of aesthetics at its point of origin in England in the 1700s. He shows how aesthetics took off not only from British empiricism but also from such forms of religious heterodoxy as deism. Shaftesbury replaced the Christian God of rewards and punishments with beauty and taste for art. Hogarth replaced Shaftesbury's Platonic abstractions with an aesthetics centered on the human body, gendered female, and based on an epistemology of curiosity, pursuit and seduction. Hogarth created a middle area between the Beautiful and the Sublime by adapting Joseph Addison's category of the Novel, Uncommon and Strange. Paulson explores implications for both literature and painting discussing, among others, Cleland, Fielding, Sterne, Richardson, Goldsmith, Zoffany, Gilpin, Price, Rowlandson and Gainsborough. ;
Pagination/Size :
369 ; xix, 369 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719 ; Esthétique ; Grande-Bretagne ; Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 ; Littérature ; Peinture ; Religion ; Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, earl of, 1671-1713 ; Théologie naturelle ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719 ; Aesthetics ; Great Britain ; Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 ; Literature ; Natural theology ; Painting ; Religion ; Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, earl of, 1671-1713 ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24993256 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0801851718 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Baltimore; London; Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;