William Hogarth Analysis of Beauty

ISBN 13: 9780854175246

Analysis of Beauty

9780854175246: Analysis of Beauty

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English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) is most famous for his satirical caricatures and moral paintings, the forerunners of cartoons. In this instructive volume, the august painter and engraver discusses and illustrates the use of serpentine lines in the expression of grace and beauty. Hogarth defines six qualities—fitness, variety, regularity, simplicity, intricacy, and quantity—and dramatizes their effective combination in images that employ S-shaped lines.
Originally published in 1753 with the subtitle, "Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste," Hogarth's book addresses the general public, not just artists and connoisseurs. More than 30 striking black-and-white plates trace visual and formal applications of the serpentine line of beauty, portraying subjects as diverse as everyday objects, examples from nature, and classical sculpture and other works by the great masters. A revolutionary approach to art theory by an experienced painter, this historic book offers fascinating insights into ideals of beauty and aesthetics.
Dover (2015) republication of the edition published by Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1908.
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English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) is most famous for his satirical caricatures and moral paintings, the forerunners of cartoons. A skilled painter of portraits, he was also a trained engraver in the Rococo style.

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Hogarth, William
Published by The Scolar Press Limited; Yorkshire, London (1974)
ISBN 10: 0854175245 ISBN 13: 9780854175246
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Book Description The Scolar Press Limited; Yorkshire, London, 1974. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Oversize softcover with DJ. White binding and burgundy DJ with black and white lettering on cover and spine. In very good condition with some wear and tearing around edging and spine top. 153 pages. This is a Scolar Press Facsimile of the original work by Hogarth printed in 1753. Original date of 1753 on title page. Copyright page lists first Scolar Press print date as 1969 with a second and third printing in 1972 and 1974. Contains black and white reproductions of Hogarth prints as well as two large fold-out prints. Binding good and tight. Pages clean and square. Since this is an oversized book, extra shipping will be required for international or priority shipping. Bookseller Inventory # Fred6-2775

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