The Challenge of the Sublime: From Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic Art - Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies (Paperback)
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The Challenge of the Sublime: From Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic Art - Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies (Paperback)

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Published: 16/03/2020
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This book examines the links between the unprecedented visual inventiveness of the Romantic period in Britain and eighteenth-century theories of the sublime. Edmund Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757), in particular, is shown to have directly or indirectly challenged visual artists to explore not just new themes, but also new compositional strategies and visual media such as panoramas and book illustrations, by arguing that the sublime was beyond the reach of painting. More significantly, it began to call into question mimetic representational models, causing artists to reflect about the presentation of the unpresentable and drawing attention to the process of artistic production itself, rather than the finished artwork.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526117410
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm


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'Most studies of the sublime simply bypass a lot of criticism because reviewing the history of the criticism of nineteenth-century aesthetics is burdensome. Ibata, instead, puts her work on Burke in the context of as much previous work as is practically feasible and puts Burke’s treatise in relation to contemporary accounts of the sublime in a way that is rarely, if ever, accomplished…she helps the reader to understand what is unique in Burke and which other writers on the sublime influenced each aspect of his ideas.'European Romantic Review'Conducted with rigor and erudition, this study is supported by an abundant iconography (5 color plates and 33 illustrations in white and black inserted in the text) presented in an elegant volume.'XVII-XVIII - .

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