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The vulgarization of art : the Victorians and aesthetic democracy, Linda Dowling

Label
The vulgarization of art : the Victorians and aesthetic democracy
Title
The vulgarization of art
Title remainder
the Victorians and aesthetic democracy
Statement of responsibility
Linda Dowling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this major reinterpretation of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Linda Dowling argues that such classic works of Victorian art writing as Ruskin's Stones of Venice or Morris's Lectures on Art or Wilde's Critic as Artist become wholly intelligible only within the larger ideological context of the Whig aesthetic tradition
  • Tracing the genealogy of Victorian Aestheticism back to the first great crisis of the Whig polity in the earlier eighteenth century, Dowling locates the source of the Victorians' utopian hopes for art in the "moral sense" theory of Anthony Ashley Cooper, third earl of Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury's theory of a universal moral sense, argues The Vulgarization of Art, became the transcendental basis for the new Whig polity that proposed itself as an alternative to older theories of natural law and divine right. It would then sustain the Victorians' hope that their own nightmare landscape of commercial modernity and mass taste might be transformed by a universal pleasure in art and beauty
  • The Vulgarization of Art goes on to explore the tragic consequences for the Aesthetic Movement when a repressed and irresolvable conflict between Shaftesbury's assumption of "aristocratic soul" and the Victorian ideal of "aesthetic democracy" repeatedly shatters the hopes of such writers as Ruskin, Morris, Pater, and Wilde for social transformation through the aesthetic sense
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dowling, Linda C.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.A33
LC item number
D69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruskin, John
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Morris, William
  • Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper <<of>>
  • Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper of (Philosoph)
  • English literature
  • Art and literature
  • Popular culture
  • Art criticism
  • Criticism
  • Aesthetic movement (Art)
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Arts, British
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Estheticisme
  • Democratisering
  • Kunstkritiek
  • Englisch
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
  • Ästhetik
  • Ästhetizismus
  • Literatura inglesa (história e crítica)
  • Estética (arte)
  • Crítica de arte (história)
  • Artes
  • Art et littérature
  • Culture populaire
  • Critique
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Art et littérature
  • Culture populaire
  • Critique d'art
  • Ästhetik
  • Rezeption
  • Literatur
  • Ästhetizismus
  • Großbritannien
  • Großbritannien
  • Englisch
Label
The vulgarization of art : the Victorians and aesthetic democracy, Linda Dowling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-129) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Victorian Liberalism and Aesthetic Democracy -- II. Ruskin's Law in Art -- III. The Brotherly Company of Art -- IV. The Aristocracy of the Aesthetic
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 133 pages
Isbn
9780813916347
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95000314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32590018
  • (OCoLC)ocm32590018
Label
The vulgarization of art : the Victorians and aesthetic democracy, Linda Dowling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-129) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Victorian Liberalism and Aesthetic Democracy -- II. Ruskin's Law in Art -- III. The Brotherly Company of Art -- IV. The Aristocracy of the Aesthetic
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 133 pages
Isbn
9780813916347
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95000314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32590018
  • (OCoLC)ocm32590018

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