It is remarkably appropriate that this work on aesthetics should have been written by George Santayana, who is probably the most brilliant philosophic writer and the philosopher with the strongest sense of beauty since Plato.
Author: George Santayana
Publisher: Courier Corporation
existence of a definite law of beauty , and to advance the doctrine that beauty is
not a quality in the object itself , but a feeling of admiration originating in the mind
of the observer through association of ideas , habit , natural affection , or some ...
Author: David Ramsay Hay
Category: Anatomy, Artistic
the language is used in a more vague signification than beauty Illus . ... But when
we endeavour to apply this principle to beautiful objects of some other kind , as to
colour , for instance , or motion , we shall soon find that it has no place .
Author: Alexander JAMIESON (LL.D.)
TRAVESTIES OF THE BEAUTIFUL . I. The second style of Beauty , or the
Beautiful , has for its germinal principles the desire to please others in order to
make them happy , and the loving flexibility which gives the power of adaptation
to their ...
Author: Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
been from time immemorial that wherever there is contest as between artistic and
moral beauty, unless the moral side prevail, all is lost. Let any sculptor hew us out
the most ravishing combination of tender curves and spheric softness that ever ...
Author: Sidney Lanier
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Category: English fiction
all things really beautiful do , as a matter of fact , give pleasure . 3 . A much more
respectable , although also a very partial theory , is that which finds the principle
of Beauty in order and symmetry ; in other words , in proportion , fitness , or the ...
Author: William Angus Knight
On similar principles we may account for all other beautiful or ugly relations in the
dimensions of architectural members , of which we will examine several further
on . On the whole , it may be doubted whether there is any purely ocular beauty ...
Author: Edward Lacy Garbett
Category: Architectural design
THE PRINCIPLES OF BEAUTY IN COLOURING SYSTEMISED . Octavo . 14
Coloured Diagrams . Second Edition . Price 15s . This book was published in
1845 , at one guinea ; but the Author finding that its usefulness amongst some
Author: David Ramsay Hay
Can it be supposed by any , who have thought on the subject , that beauty of form
or gracefulness of proportion , even in ... No doubt then that there are different
qualities of beauty ; but still there must be some leading principle , of which these
Author: Thomas Leverton Donaldson
One condition of beauty then exists in the mixture of straight and curved lines —
in variety added to unity . Unity is the symbol of all beauty . This principle is fruitful
in results , for it comprehends variety in unity . If in another art , we consider the ...
Author: Thomas Delf
Category: Decoration and ornament
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty ,
just as light deprived of all shadow ceases to be enjoyed as light . A white canvas
cannot produce an effect of sunshine ; the painter must darken it in some ...
Author: George Henry Lewes
... perception and recognition of positive beauty and perfection , and in forming
the tastes and babits of the individual by a strict but genial preventive discipline ,
which should preclude the tendency to deviation from the principles of beauty
Author: William Russell
Because utility is not the exclusive ground of beauty, therefore, he concludes it is
no ground at all. This is the principle of his fallacious reasoning, — appearing
openly and in form, and also disguised in his denial that there is any beauty at all
Author: HENRY N. DAY
Because utility is not the exclusive ground of beauty , therefore , he concludes it
is no ground at all . This is the principle of his fallacious reasoning , —appearing
openly and in form , and also disguised in his denial that there is any beauty at all
Author: Henry Noble Day
intending that this beauty should distinguish the English from the Chinese style ;
simplicity is also the ruling principle of Lord Kaimes ; Girardin includes every
beauty under “ truth and nature , " and every rule “ under the unity of the whole ,
Author: John Claudius Loudon