Practical Form: Abstraction, Technique, & Beauty in Eighteenth Century Aesthetics.
One product of the 18th century that shapes our world today was the "philisophical enquiry into beauty, taste, and judgment." Reading back, we tend to see ideas of form as given. Zitin shows form is fluid. She explores how the new aestheticism developed by Hogarth and Kant, which she calls 'practical formalism,' applies to both the visual arts and to literature. She centers craft, practice, and women's position in this redefinition of form, in her study. Yale University Press. 2020. Hb, Dj. NEW. $59.00