The Resource The psychology of beauty, by Ethel D. Puffer, (electronic resource)

The psychology of beauty, by Ethel D. Puffer, (electronic resource)

Label
The psychology of beauty
Title
The psychology of beauty
Statement of responsibility
by Ethel D. Puffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Notes that collections of psychological facts regarding beauty have not been taken up into a single authoritative principle. Psychology cannot do justice to the imperative of beauty, by virtue of which, when we say "this is beautiful," we have a right to imply that the universe must agree with us. A synthesis of these tendencies in the study of beauty is needed, in which the results of modern psychology shall help to make intelligible a philosophical theory of beauty. The chief purpose of this book is to seek to effect such a union. A way of defining Beauty which grounds it in general principles, while allowing it to reach the concrete case, is set forth in the essay on the Nature of Beauty. The chapters in this book aim to expand, to test, and to confirm this central theory, by showing, partly by the aid of the aforesaid special studies, how it accounts for our pleasure in pictures, music, and literature. The whole field of beauty is thus brought under discussion; and therefore, though it nowhere seeks to be exhaustive in treatment, the book may fairly claim to be a more or less consistent and complete aesthetic theory, and hence to address itself to the student of aesthetics as well as to the general reader"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
701
Index
no index present
LC call number
N66
LC item number
.H76 1905
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The psychology of beauty, by Ethel D. Puffer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Of the essays which compose the following volume, the first, third, and last are reprinted, in more or less revised form, from the "Atlantic monthly" and the "International monthly."--Pref
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  • net
Contents
Criticism and aesthetics.--The nature of beauty.--The aesthetic repose.--The beauty of fine art; The beauty of visual form; Space composition among the old masters.--The beauty of music.--The beauty of literature.--The nature of the emotions of the drama.--The beauty of ideas
Control code
apa01927913
Dimensions
19 cm.)
Extent
1 online resource (2 p. l., [v]-vii p., 2 l., [3]-286 p., 1 l.
Form of item
electronic
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.b28750263
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa01927913

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