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The Philosophy of Art
     

The Philosophy of Art

by Hippolyte Taine, John Durand (Translator)
 

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The Philosophy of Art by Hippolyte Taine

Professor of Aethetics and of the History of Art in the École des Beaux-arts, Paris.

Translated By John Durand

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine, 21 April 1828 - 5 March 1893, was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one

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The Philosophy of Art by Hippolyte Taine

Professor of Aethetics and of the History of Art in the École des Beaux-arts, Paris.

Translated By John Durand

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine, 21 April 1828 - 5 March 1893, was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him. Taine is particularly remembered for his three-pronged approach to the contextual study of a work of art, based on the aspects of what he called "race, milieu, and moment".

In commencing this course of lectures I wish to ask you two things of which I stand in great need: in the first place, your attention; afterwards, and especially, your kind indulgence. The warmth of your reception persuades me that you will favor me with both. Let me sincerely and earnestly thank you beforehand. The subject with which I intend to entertain you this year is the history of art, and, principally, the history of painting in Italy. Before entering on the subject itself, I desire to indicate to you its spirit and method.

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ISBN-13:
9781537785462
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/20/2016
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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