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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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Man, Dragon, and Death
The Glory of Saint George
 



A Golden Age of European Art
Celebrating Fifty Years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
 



Meant to Be Shared
The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints
 



Musical Instruments
Highlights from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 



The Art of Music
 



Apparitions
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
 



Shadows
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
 



Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
 

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