Beauty & Art

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9781528718202 - Beauty & Art - Vernon Lee
9781528718202 - Beauty & Art - Vernon Lee
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Beauty & Art

A Collection of Essays

Best remembered for her original ideas and amusing use of irony, this volume contains a fantastic collection of Paget’s best essays related to art or beauty that will appeal to those with a keen interest in aesthetics.

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Violet Paget (1856–1935), also known under the pseudonym Vernon Lee, was a French-born British writer famous for her supernatural fiction and contributions to the field of aesthetics. She also wrote more than a dozen books on a variety of subjects ranging from music to travel, and today she is best remembered for her original ideas and amusing use of irony. This volume contains a fantastic collection of Paget’s best essays related to art or beauty that will appeal to those with a keen interest in aesthetics. Contents include: “The Use of Beauty”, “A Psychological Art Fancy”, “A Study of Artistic Personality”, “Beauty and Sanity”, “Art and Usefulness”, “Tuscan Sculpture”, and “The Beautiful – An Introduction to Psychological Aesthetics”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prince of the Hundred Soups: A Puppet Show in Narrative” (1883), “The Countess of Albany” (1884), and “Miss Brown” (1884). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly publishing this brand new collection of essays complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Book Details

Author

Vernon Lee

Imprint

Read & Co. Great Essays

ISBN

9781528718202, 9781528786416

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Pages

264

Publication Date

08 September 2020

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in