The Renaissance (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Renaissance (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Walter Pater
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The Renaissance (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Walter Pater


These lambent essays, published in 1873, focus on Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo.  The book's brief conclusory essay was to prove far more influential than what preceded it, as Pater laid out his iconoclastic artistic philosophy and called for what was essentially a hedonistic approach to art. 

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ISBN-13: 9781411435926
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 255 KB

About the Author

Walter Pater (1839-1894) was a British critic and essayist who championed the idea of "art for art's sake." He influenced such figures as Oscar Wilde and other devotees of Aestheticism. His best known works include Marius the Epicurean (1885) and Imaginary Portraits (1887).

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