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Published: 28 July 2005

224 Pages | 100 color & 38 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780192801609

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Beauty and Art


Elizabeth Prettejohn

Oxford History of Art

Charting over two hundred years of western art, Prettejohn illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rosetti, Cezanne to Pollack. Gorgeously illustrated with 100 photographs--60 in full color--Beauty and Art concludes with a challenging question for the future: Why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?