The Education of the Eye: Painting, Landscape, and Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Britain - De Bolla, Peter
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This work examines the origins of visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It claims that at the moment when works of visual art were first displayed and contemplated as aesthetic objects two competing descriptions of the viewer or spectator promoted two very different accounts of culture.
The Education of the Eye examines the origins of visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain, setting out to reclaim visual culture for the democracy of the eye and to explain how aesthetic contemplation may, once more, be open to all who have eyes to look.
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Produktbeschreibung
This work examines the origins of visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It claims that at the moment when works of visual art were first displayed and contemplated as aesthetic objects two competing descriptions of the viewer or spectator promoted two very different accounts of culture.
The Education of the Eye examines the origins of visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain, setting out to reclaim visual culture for the democracy of the eye and to explain how aesthetic contemplation may, once more, be open to all who have eyes to look.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: STANFORD UNIV PR
  • Twenty-Eighth
  • Seitenzahl: 296
  • Erscheinungstermin: Mai 2003
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 162mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 399g
  • ISBN-13: 9780804748001
  • ISBN-10: 0804748004
  • Artikelnr.: 21027286
Autorenporträt
Peter de Bolla is a Fellow at King's College, Cambridge. His most recent book is Art Matters (2001).