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Flesh and the ideal Winckelmann and the origins of art history by Alex Potts

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768 -- Aesthetics,
  • Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768 -- Influence,
  • Art -- Historiography,
  • Aesthetics, German -- 18th century,
  • Male nude in art,
  • Sculpture, Greek

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlex Potts.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN7483.W5 P68 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 294 p. :
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1437234M
LC Control Number93049741

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