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Why the Romantics Matter
Peter Gay

With his usual wit and élan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media.


Gay’s scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all?


Guiding readers through the history of the...

Why X Matters Series

2015   176 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300144291  $24.00

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Art History and Emergency
Crises in the Visual Arts and Humanities

The Glory of Saint George
Man, Dragon, and Death


Meant to Be Shared
The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints

Musical Instruments
Highlights of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art of Music

Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now

Amazing Rare Things
The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

Hitler at Home

Peggy Guggenheim
The Shock of the Modern

The World Atlas of Tattoo

Keys to a Passion

My Dear BB . . .
The Letters of Bernard Berenson and Kenneth Clark, 1925–1959

Habsburg Splendor
Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Handbook of the Collections

Another Light
Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand

The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

Ever Yours
The Essential Letters

Artists Under Hitler
Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany

Silent Partners
Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

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