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Romanticism





ISBN 9780064300896
Published August 15, 1979 by Routledge
415 Pages

 
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"This stylish and erudite thematic study of the influence Romanticism exerts upon Western culture and particularly the visual arts is the companion volume to Honour's equally valuable Neo-classicism.... The text is supported by a useful selection of illustrations Excellent footnotes and a good index. Finely produced, Romanticism will stimulate the graduate and inform the undergraduate." —Choice "An interpretation that rings true for our own time.... His approach to his vast subject is essentially cool, analytic and balanced This is a book that covers an immense amount of material with a freshness of touch." —John Russell, The New York Times "A book of great interest and quality which gives form to a subject that is often treated very vaguely." —Kenneth Clark

Table of Contents

Introduction -- For Lack of a Better Name -- The Morality of Landscape -- Frozen Music -- The Last Enchantments of the Middle Age -- The Sense of the Past -- The Cause of Liberty -- Artist's Life -- The Mysterious Way -- Epilogue -- Books for Further Reading -- Catalogue of Illustrations

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