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Author Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935, author.

Title The psychology of an art writer / Vernon Lee ; translated by Jeff Nagy.

Publication Info. New York : David Zwirner Gallery [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    111.85 LEE    Available
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Description 135 pages : portrait ; 18 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Ekphrasis
Ekphrasis (New York, N.Y.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Vernon Lee, a pseudonym of Violet Paget (1856-1935), is the most important female aesthetician to come out of 19th-century England. Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee never gained the recognition she so clearly deserved for her contributions in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy of empathy and art criticism. An early follower of Walter Pater, she wrote with an extreme attention to her own responses to artworks, and a level of psychological sensitivity rarely seen in any aesthetic writing. Today, she is largely understudied and rarely read, her aesthetic writings long out of print. Now, David Zwirner Books reintroduces her writing through the first-ever English publication of 'The Psychology of an Art Writer' (1903) along with selections from her groundbreaking 'Gallery Diaries' (1901-4), breathtaking accounts of Lee's own experiences with the great paintings and sculptures she traveled to see.
Subject Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935.
Added Author Nagy, Jeff, translator.
Kenny, Dylan, writer of introduction.
Added Title Psychologie d'un écrivain sur l'art. English
Gallery diaries.
ISBN 9781941701782 (paperback)
1941701787 (paperback)

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