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AuthorLessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781
TitleLaokoon / G.E. Lessing ; tr. from the German by E.C. Beasley ; ed. by Edward Bell
Imprint London : Bell, 1888
Descript xxiv, 169 p


The expression of pain by the artist and paet -- The law of beauty -- Subjects suitable to art -- Subjects suitable to poetry -- The poet and the seulptor -- The probability of virgil's priority -- Paetry and art reciprocally illustration -- The Gods in paetry and art -- The influence of religion on ancient art -- Symbolism in art -- On artistic invention -- On the representation of invisible being -- Caylus's illustrations of Homer -- The picturesque in paetry -- Pictures which belong to poetry alone -- Differences between poets' and artists exemplified from Homer -- Limitations to the descriptive power of language -- Apparent depatures from the rules by Homer -- The design of Hamer's shield -- The inability of paetry to express physical beauty -- Beauty expressed indirectly in poetry -- Art instructed by Homer -- Deformity of body and mind in poetry -- Deformity of body or ugliness, in art -- Disgust and its causes -- Winkleman's history of ancient art

Art criticism Literature -- History and criticism

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