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Beauty and Art
By Elizabeth Prettejohn

Beauty and Art

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Beauty and Art by Elizabeth Prettejohn

Book Description

What do we mean when we call a work of art 'beautiful'? How have artists responded to changing notions of the beautiful? Which works of art have been called beautiful, and why? Fundamental and intriguing questions to artists and art lovers, but ones that are all too often ignored in discussions of art today. Prettejohn argues that we simply cannot afford to ignore these questions. Charting over two hundred years of western art, she illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rossetti, Cezanne to Jackson Pollock, and concludes with a challenging question for the future: why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192801609
ISBN-10: 0192801600
Format: Paperback
(239mm x 169mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Prettejohn

Elizabeth Prettejohn is Professor of Modern Art at the University of Plymouth.

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