The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry / Edition 1

The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry / Edition 1

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by Walter Pater
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520036646

ISBN-13: 9780520036642

Pub. Date: 09/18/1980

Publisher: University of California Press

The Renaissance (1873) at once became the touchstone for the decadent imagination for a generation of Oxford undergraduates. Pater was shocked at the reaction his book inspired: 'I wish they would not call me a hedonist, it gives such a wrong impression to those who do not know Greek.'. The book had begun as a series of idiosyncratic, impressionistic critical essays…  See more details below

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The Renaissance (1873) at once became the touchstone for the decadent imagination for a generation of Oxford undergraduates. Pater was shocked at the reaction his book inspired: 'I wish they would not call me a hedonist, it gives such a wrong impression to those who do not know Greek.'. The book had begun as a series of idiosyncratic, impressionistic critical essays on those artists that embodied for him the spirit of the Renaissance; by collecting them and adding his infamous Conclusion, Pater gained a reputation as a daring modern philosopher. But The Renaissance survives as one of the most innovative pieces of cultural criticism to emerge from the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520036642
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/18/1980
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Two Early French Stories
Pico della Mirandola
Sandro Botticelli
Luca della Robbia
The Poetry of Michelangelo
Leonardo da Vinci
The School of Giorgione
Joachim du Bellay
Winckelmann
Conclusion

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The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and entertaining study of the Renaissance.