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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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The World Atlas of Tattoo
 



Peggy Guggenheim
The Shock of the Modern
 



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
 



The Buddha in the Machine
Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West
 



Ravaged
Art and Culture in Times of Conflict
 



Sensational Religion
Sensory Cultures in Material Practice
 



Cézanne and the Modern
Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
 



After Constructivism
 



Intimate Collaborations
Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber
 



Other Primary Structures
 



What Art Is
 

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