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LOOKING FOR LINES: THEORIES ON THE ESSENCE OF ART AND THE PROBLEM OF MANNERISM. Paul van den Akker. Amsterdam University Press, 2010. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 524 pp. with 185 ills. 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9789089641786 In English.
Offers a historical overview of concepts of value in European art since the 18th century that draws on the writings of such art historians and philosophers as Goethe, Schnaase, Wolfflin and Shearman, tracing the evolution of aesthetic judgment over the past three centuries while focusing in particular on the historiography of Mannerism.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 140468
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