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TitleThe sublime : from antiquity to the present / edited by Timothy M. Costelloe
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Descript xiii, 304 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


"This volume offers readers a unique and comprehensive overview of theoretical perspectives on "the sublime," the singular aesthetic response elicited by phenomena that move viewers by transcending and overwhelming them. The book consists of an editor's introduction and fifteen chapters written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Part One examines philosophical approaches advanced historically to account for the phenomenon, beginning with Longinus, moving through eighteenth and nineteenth century writers in Britain, France, and Germany, and concluding with developments in contemporary continental philosophy. Part Two explores the sublime with respect to particular disciplines and areas of study, including Dutch literature, early modern America, the environment, religion, British Romanticism, the fine arts, and architecture. Each chapter is both accessible for nonspecialists and offers an original contribution to its respective field of inquiry"-- Provided by publisher


The sublime: a short introduction to a long history / Timothy M. Costelloe -- Longinus and the ancient sublime / Malcolm Heath -- ... And the beautiful? revisiting Edmund Burke's "double aesthetics" / Rodolphe Gasche -- The moral source of the Kantian sublime / Melissa McBay Merritt -- Imagination and internal sense: the sublime in Shaftesbury, Reid, Addison, and Reynolds / Timothy M. Costelloe -- The associative sublime: Gerard, Kames, Alison, and Stewart / Rachel Zuckert -- The "prehistory" of the sublime in early modern France: an interdisciplinary perspective / Eva Madeleine Martin -- The German sublime after Kant / Paul Guyer -- The postmodern sublime: presentation and its limits / David B. Johnson -- The "subtler" sublime in modern Dutch aesthetics / John R.J. Eyck -- The first American sublime / Chandos Michael Brown -- The environmental sublime / Emily Brandy -- Religion and the sublime / Andrew Chignell and Matthew C. Halteman -- The British romantic sublime / Adam Potkay -- The sublime and the fine arts / Theodore Gracyk -- Architecture and the sublime / Richard A. Etlin

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