BATTEUX, M. Charles L’Abbé (1713-80) BATTEUX, M. Charles L’Abbé (1713-80)

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Paris : Desaint & Saillant, 1764
Complete set in five volumes. Pott 8vo (165 mm); xxiv, [368]; xiv, [408]; [vi], [464]; [vi], [430]; [vi], [360] pp. Engraved head and tailpieces. Bound in full calf with four gilt floral ornaments in compartments on the spines, twin labels of olive green and deep...
Paris : Desaint & Saillant, 1764
Complete set in five volumes. Pott 8vo (165 mm); xxiv, [368]; xiv, [408]; [vi], [464]; [vi], [430]; [vi], [360] pp. Engraved head and tailpieces. Bound in full calf with four gilt floral ornaments in compartments on the spines, twin labels of olive green and deep...
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Paris : Desaint & Saillant, 1764
Complete set in five volumes. Pott 8vo (165 mm); xxiv, [368]; xiv, [408]; [vi], [464]; [vi], [430]; [vi], [360] pp. Engraved head and tailpieces. Bound in full calf with four gilt floral ornaments in compartments on the spines, twin labels of olive green and deep red, two of the ten labels rubbed with small loss of lettering. A handsome set in contemporary full calf. In his works on aesthetics in literature Abbé Batteux developed the ideas of classicism. Following Aristotle’s example, he believed imitation to be the basic principle of art, and he saw the differences among the arts in their means of imitation (in painting, colour; in music, sound; in dance, gesture; in poetry, discourse). Only “beautiful” nature was to be imitated, and Batteux considered its embodiment in the art of antiquity as a certain kind of absolute.
Paris : Desaint & Saillant, 1764
Complete set in five volumes. Pott 8vo (165 mm); xxiv, [368]; xiv, [408]; [vi], [464]; [vi], [430]; [vi], [360] pp. Engraved head and tailpieces. Bound in full calf with four gilt floral ornaments in compartments on the spines, twin labels of olive green and deep red, two of the ten labels rubbed with small loss of lettering. A handsome set in contemporary full calf. In his works on aesthetics in literature Abbé Batteux developed the ideas of classicism. Following Aristotle’s example, he believed imitation to be the basic principle of art, and he saw the differences among the arts in their means of imitation (in painting, colour; in music, sound; in dance, gesture; in poetry, discourse). Only “beautiful” nature was to be imitated, and Batteux considered its embodiment in the art of antiquity as a certain kind of absolute.

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When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

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