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The Beautiful

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This 1913 volume explores the philosophical significance of the concepts of beauty and aesthetic preference.
The Beautiful
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Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. This 1913 volume by Vernon Lee explores the philosophical significance of the concepts of beauty and aesthetic preference, written in terms intended to be intelligible to the lay reader.
Preface and apology; 1. The adjective 'beautiful'; 2. Contemplative satisfaction; 3. Aspects versus things; 4. Sensations; 5. Perception of relations; 6. Elements of shape; 7. Facility and difficulty of grasping; 8. Subject and object, or, nominative and accusative; 9. Empathy (Einfuhlung); 10. The movement of lines; 11. The character of shapes; 12. From the shape to the thing; 13. From the thing to the shape; 14. The aims of art; 15. Attention to shapes; 16. Information about things; 17. Co-operation of things and shapes; 18. 'sthetic responsiveness; 19. The storage and transfer of emotion; 20. 'sthetic irradiation and purification; 21. Conclusion (evolutional); Bibliography; Index.
Author
Vernon Lee
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1107401666
ISBN-13
9781107401662
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2011-03-03
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Subtitle
An Introduction to Psychological Aesthetics
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
111.85
Birth
1856
Death
1935
Short Title
BEAUTIFUL
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
168
Series
Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature
Residence
US
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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