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Art in Theory, 1648-1815 An Anthology of Changing Ideas

ISBN-10: 0631200649
ISBN-13: 9780631200642
Edition: 2000
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Description: Art in Theory provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents on the theory of art. They situate the ideas of the period in their historical context, while relating theoretical concerns to developments in the practice of art.

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Book details

List price: $86.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Art in Theory provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents on the theory of art. They situate the ideas of the period in their historical context, while relating theoretical concerns to developments in the practice of art.

Acknowledgements
A Note on the Presentation and Editing of Texts
General Introduction
Establishing the Place of Art
Introduction
Ancients and Moderns
From The Painting of the Ancients 1637
Letter to Junius 1637
From The Art of Painting, its Antiquity and Greatness 1649
Dedication to Constantijn Huygens from Icones I 1660
From Painting Illustrated in Three Dialogues 1685
'A Digression on the Ancients and the Moderns' 1688
Preface and 'Second Dialogue' from Parallel of the Ancients and Moderns 1688
From Reflections upon Ancient and Modern Learning 1694
The Academy: Systems and Principles
Letters to Chantelou and to Chambray 1647/1665
Observations on Painting c. 1660-5
Recollections of Poussin 1662-1685
Petition to the King and to the Lords of his Council 1648
Statutes and Regulations of the Acadeacute;mie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture 1648
From An Idea of the Perfection of Painting 1662
Letter to Poussin c. 1665
'The Idea of the Painter, Sculptor and Architect' 1664
From Conversations on the Lives and Works of the Most Excellent Ancient and Modern Painters 1666
Preface to Seven Conferences 1667
'First Conference' 1667
'Second Conference' 1667
'Sixth Conference' 1667
'Conference on Expression' 1668
Table of Precepts: Expression 1680
Form and Colour
'De Imitatione Statuorum', before 1640
From The Microcosm of Painting 1657
From 'Diary of the Cavaliere Bernini's Visit to France' 1665
From De Arte Graphica 1667
'Remarks on De Arte Graphica' 1668
From The Rich Mines of Venetian Painting 1676
'Conference on Titian's Virgin and Child with St John' 1671
'Conference on the Merits of Colour' 1671
'Thoughts on M. Blanchard's Discourse on the Merits of Colour' 1672
From Dialogue upon Colouring 1673
From Practical Discourse on the Most Noble Art of Painting c. 1675
From The Antiquity of the Art of Painting c. 1690
The 'je ne sais quoi':.36. From The Hero 1637
From The Art of Worldly Wisdom 1647
'Answer to Davenant's Preface to Gondibert' 1650
From Fire in the Bush and The Law of Freedom in a Platform 1650/2
From Penseacute;es c.1654-1662
On Grace and Beauty from Conversations on the Lives and Works of the Most Excellent Ancient and Modern Painters 1666
From The Conversations of Aristo and Eugene 1671
From A Compleat Body of Divinity 1689/1701
On Art and Beauty, Before 1716
Practical Resources
From Miniatura; or The Art of Limning, Revised 1648
On Rembrandt and Jan Lievens c.1630
Letters to Constantijn Huygens 1636-9

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