The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (Oxford's World Classics Series)

The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (Oxford's World Classics Series)

by Walter Pater
     
 

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Oscar Wilde called this collection of essays the "holy writ of beauty." Published to great acclaim in 1837, it examines the work of Renaissance artists such as Winckelmann and the then neglected Botticelli, and includes a celebrated discussion of the Mona Lisa in a study of Da Vinci. The book strongly influenced art students and aesthetes of the day and

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Oscar Wilde called this collection of essays the "holy writ of beauty." Published to great acclaim in 1837, it examines the work of Renaissance artists such as Winckelmann and the then neglected Botticelli, and includes a celebrated discussion of the Mona Lisa in a study of Da Vinci. The book strongly influenced art students and aesthetes of the day and is still valuable for the insights it offers and the beauty of the writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192835536
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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