A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1759

Menston,Scolar P. (1759)
This eloquent 1757 treatise examines how interactions with the physical world affect formulation of ideals related to beauty and art. Tremendously influential on the development of aesthetic theory, this formative dissertation was among the first explorations of the concept of the sublime and remains a thought-provoking study for modern readers
Keywords Aesthetics Early works to 1800  Sublime, The
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Call number BH181.B8 1970
ISBN(s) 0854172114   9780486461663
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