The fine arts reduced to a single principle.

The fine arts reduced to a single principle

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 019874711
  • ISBN 13: 9780198747116


Overview

The Fine Arts Reduced to a Single Principle (1746) by Charles Batteux was arguably the most influential work on aesthetics published in the eighteenth century. It influenced every major aesthetician in the second half of the century, and is the work generally credited with establishing the modern system of the arts: poetry, painting, music, sculpture and dance. Batteux's book is also an invaluable aid to the interpretation of the arts of eighteenthcentury. And yet there has never been a complete or reliable translation of The Fine Arts into English. Now James O. Young, a leading contemporary philosopher of art, has provided an eminently readable and accuratetranslation. It is fully annotated and comes with a comprehensive introduction that identifies the figures who influenced Batteux and the writers who were, in turn, influenced by him. This book will be of interest to everyone interested in the arts of the eighteenth century, French studies, the history of European ideas, and philosophy of art.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press,
  • Language: eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: lxxx, 151 pages ; 22 cm
  • Authors: Batteux, Charles , 1713-1780 (author.)