The Philosophy of the Beautiful: Being Outlines of the History of Aesthetics and Its Theory and Its Relation to the Arts
1895. This book originated in a course of lectures delivered by the author to the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh in 1889. In these lectures he discusses the Philosophy of Beauty and an attempt at constructive theory, preceded by an outline of the History of Opinion and a critical analysis of the chief theories of Aesthetic. Contents: Prehistoric Origins; Oriental Art and Speculation; The Philosophy of Greece; The Neoplatonists; The Greco-Roman Period; Mediaevalism; The Philosophy of Germany; The Philosophy of France; The Philosophy of Italy; The Philosophy of Holland; The Philosophy of Britain; The Philosophy of America; Prolegomena; The Nature of Beauty; The Ideal and the Real; Inadequate or Partial Theories of Beauty; Suggestions Towards a More Complete Theory of Beauty; Art, Its Nature and Functions; The Correlation of the Arts; Poetry; Music; Architecture; Sculpture; Painting; and Dancing.
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