Nineteenth-Century Theories of Art

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University of California Press, 1987 - Art - 563 pages
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This unique and extraordinarily rich collection of writings offers a thematic approach to understanding the various theories of art that illumined the direction of nineteenth-century artists as diverse as Tommaso Minardi and Georges Seurat. It is significant that during the nineteenth century most artists felt compelled to found their artistic practice on a consciously established premise.
 

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Contents

BEAUTY AND THE LANGUAGE OF FORM
5
the Fine Arts 1823
83
ART AND THE COMMUNITY OF SOULS
121
FRANÇOIS RENÉ VICOMTE DE CHATEAUBRIAND
153
FRIEDRICH OVERBECK Diaries and Letters 1811 1814
162
ADOLPHE THIERS On Naïveté in the Arts 1822
170
A F RIO The Poetry of Christian Art 1836
195
ÉTIENNEJEAN DELÉCLUZE The Beards of 1800
206
PHILIPP OTTO RUNGE Letter to Daniel Runge 1802
260
CARL G CARUS Nine Letters on Landscape Painting
270
JOHN RUSKIN Preface to the Second Edition
286
JOHN CONSTABLE Letters and Notes on Painting
297
BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDON and WILLIAM HAZLITT
310
ART AND SOCIETY
351
AN ART OF PURE VISION
411
ART AS CREATION
487

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE What Is Romanticism? 1846
220
EUGÈNE DELACROIX Journals 18241847
236
PIERREHENRI DE VALENCIENNES Advice to a Student
246
JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER Mr Whistlers Ten
502
List of Illustrations and Credits
549
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Joshua C. Taylor was Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago and Director of the National Museum of American Art from 1970 until his death in 1981. James L. Yarnall, formerly of the National Museum of American Art, prepared and edited the manuscript for publication.

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