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Imaginary Portraits by Walter Pater
Book DescriptionOut of print for decades, the enchanting classics in this new edition will be welcomed by teachers and students of literature, art history, and aesthetics. Written by an esteemed nineteenth-century scholar of Renaissance art and literature, the "imaginary portraits" are fictionalized accounts of historic figures, with the search for a new aesthetic as the common thread.The Child in the House, out of print since 1904, appears in this treasured new edition, along with Gaston de Latour, an unfinished novel."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781880559772
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walter Pater
Works of Walter Pater, Paperback (November 2011)
A collection of articles on Greek thought, art and architecture, published in 1895 and reissued in Pater's collected works (1900-1).
Essays from The Guardian, Paperback (November 2011)
Published alongside Pater's collected works of 1900-1, this collection reprints his literary reviews from the 1880s.
Studies in the History of the Renaissance, Paperback (February 2010)
Studies in the History of the Renaissance is a highly influential defence of aestheticism. Pater redefined the practice of criticism through his readings of some of the paintings, sculptures, and poems of the Renaissance, and shocked contemporaries for sponsoring a hedonistic ethic with his infamous 'Conclusion'.
Renaissance, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Walter Pater
Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible.
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Author Biography - Walter Pater
Walter Pater (1839-1894) was an essayist, critic, and Oxford don. Renowned for his study of aesthetic poetry and his essays on the history of the Renaissance, he was a central figure in the Aesthetic movement that swept England at the end of the nineteenth century.
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