Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe - PDF and EPUB eBook
Esteemed critic, painter, and writer Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe offers a provocative critique of beauty in relation to the...
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Details of Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime
- Exact title of the book
- Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime
- Book author
- Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 180 pages
- December 1st 1999 by Allworth
- File size (in PDF)
- 720 kB
Some brief overview of book
Esteemed critic, painter, and writer Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe offers a provocative critique of beauty in relation to the contemporary notion of the sublime, which is now found in technology and a high-powered economy rather than in nature. Refuting established views, this book questions today's ideas of beauty, including those applied to contemporary art, and proposes a secular theory of beauty as glamorous rather than good, frivolous rather than serious. An illuminating read, this book provides excellent course material for classes in philosophy, cultural studies, art history, and aesthetics.