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The analysis of beauty : written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste

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Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
The analysis of beauty : written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste
London: J. Reeves, 1753
xxii, [2], 153, [5] p., 2 folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.

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[Title page] The analysis of beauty: written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste

Preface, pp. [iii]-xxii

Contents

Analysis of Beauty, p. Plate I. , pp. I

Analysis of Beauty, p. Plate II. , pp. II

Introduction, pp. [1]-12

Chapter I: of fitness, pp. [13]-16

Chap. II: of variety, pp. 16-17

Chap. III: of uniformity, regularity, or symmetry, pp. 18-20

Chap. IV: of simplicity, or distinctness, pp. 21-23

Chap. V: of intricacy, pp. 24-29

Chap. VI: of quantity, pp. 29-37

Chap. VII: of lines, pp. 37-39

Chap. VIII: of what sort of parts, and how pleasing forms are composed, pp. 39-48

Chap. IX: of composition with the waving-line, pp. 48-50

Chap. X: of compositions with the serpentine-line, pp. 50-67

Chap. XI: of proportion, pp. 67-92

Chap. XII: of light and shade, and the manner in which objects are explained to the eye by them, pp. 93-106

Chap. XIII: of composition with regard to light, shade, and colours, pp. 106-112

Chap. XIV: of colouring, pp. 113-122

Chap. XV: of the face, pp. 122-134

Chap. XVI: of attitude, pp. 135-138

Chap. XVII: of action, pp. 138-153

Prints publish'd by W. Hogarth, and are to be had at his house in Leicester Fields

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