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Aestheticism by Robert Vincent Johnson

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Published by Methuen, Barnes & Noble in London, dist. in the U.S.A. by .
Written in English


  • British Aesthetics,
  • History and criticism,
  • Modern Aesthetics,
  • Modern Literature

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Edition Notes

SeriesCritical idiom -- 3., Critical idiom -- 3.
LC ClassificationsPN761 .J6
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 97 p. ;
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26566346M
ISBN 100416145507

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In the context of British literature there is considerable controversy about when and where aestheticism occurs; but a line can be traced from the art criticism of John Ruskin in the s, through the artists and writers of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the writings of Walter Pater, to the works of Oscar Wilde and the flowering of decadent poetry of the s. This book introduces the notion of a new aestheticism--"new" insofar as it identifies a turn taken by a number of important contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focussing on the specifically. The Aesthetic Movement in fin-de-siècle England, as interpreted by Oscar Wilde, revolved around the ideal that the utility of one’s actions should be to create the maximal amount of beauty and pleasure in one’s life, and nothing more.   What is Aestheticism in Literature. In English literature, the aesthetic movement gained momentum in the late 19 th century. Although Pre-Raphaelite movement is taken as a separate movement from aesthetic movement, aestheticisms was also influenced by its predecessor. Aesthetic writers gave free rein to their imagination and fantasy.

Art for art's sake addresses the relationship between art and life. Although it has long been argued that aestheticism aims to de-humanize art, this volume seeks to consider the counterclaim that such de-humanization can also lead to re-humanization and to a deepened relationship between the.   First published in , this work explores aestheticism and its relationship with literature. After defining the term and examining the unique qualities of ‘the Aesthetes’, the book provides an overview of the literary movement from its emergence to its apotheosis in the Edition: 1st Edition. Aestheticism is an artistic movement of the late 19th century committed to one idea: art for art's sake. For the Aesthete, a follower of Aestheticism, art should serve no purpose other than its. A devastating exploration of aestheticism taken to extremes, 'Strait is the Gate" is a novel of haunting beauty that stimulates the mind and the emotions'.Sm.8vo. **Will be well-packed for posting/shipping**. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Cumberland, Inklings, Literature, Rarities, Theology and History. ]. Size: Small Octavo.

This anthology is remarkable not only for the selections themselves, among which the Schelling and the Heidegger essays were translated especially for this volume, but also for the editors' general introduction and the introductory essays for each selection, which make this volume an invaluable aid to the study of the powerful, recurrent ideas concerning art, beauty, critical method, and the Reviews:   The Picture of Dorian Gray, moral fantasy novel by Irish writer Oscar Wilde, published first in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in and as a book in It is an archetypal tale of a young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul and a romantic exposition of Wilde’s own Aestheticism. As Robert Vincent Johnson notes, “aestheticism is not one single phenomenon, but a group of related phenomena, all reflecting a conviction that the enjoyment of beauty can by itself give value and meaning to life” (10). Aestheticism attempts to separate art from life in order to reduce moral implications. Aestheticism definition is - a doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic to other and especially moral principles.