Nineteenth-Century Theories of Art

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University of California Press, 1987 - 563 pages
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
ART AND THE COMMUNITY OF SOULS
121
TRUTH TO NATURE AND THE NATURE
241
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
18oz1836
307
ART AND SOCIETY
351
AN ART OF PURE VISION
411
ART AS CREATION
487
JAMES MCNEILL whistleR Mr Whistlers Ten
502
CHARLES HENRY The Chromatic Circle 1888
530
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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