An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

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T. Payne, 1806 - Aesthetics - 473 pages
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Contents

As to the Sexes in Mankind
9
Mr Humes Opinion considered
10
Sexual Tastes of Brutes
11
Double Meaning of the word Tasta
12
Various Pleasures of Cessation or inverted Action
13
Sculpture compared with Painting
14
Neatness
15
Articulate Language and inarticulate Notes
16
Idiom in Language Rhythm Prosody
17
Melody in Language
18
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19
Grottesques
20
Its Organs 2 Primary or simple Sensation 3 Variation
21
Consequence of Mr Burkes Doctrine of Beauty
22
Mr Burkes System compared with that of Sir Joshua Reynolds
23
Illustrated by Examples of the Temples of Vesta and Indian Domes
24
The latter further examined Mental Sympathies
25
Beauties of Colour and Form in Animals Ap propriated Beauties of particular Kinds de pending on Habit Irregularity
26
Illustrated by particular Instances Deceptions
27
Force of Lightas reflected
28
As acting directly upon the Eye Mr Burkes Error
29
Darkness Mr Burkes Notion of it examined
30
Other Privations compared with
31
Difficulty of considering Sensation alone
32
Particularly in Vision
33
Progress of Perception
34
Its Effect in reducing the Pleasures of Sense
35
Its Principles
36
Buildings of the Goths Celts Scandinavians
37
When employed in Houses and Villas
38
Rise and Progress of Monastic or Cathedral Gothic
39
Sacred Architecture of the Greeks and Romans
40
Iniproperly copied and applied to Houses
41
OF HEARING
44
In the Orders of Architecture
45
Its Reasons
46
Its Origin and Progress
47
Refinemeat and Excessopposed to the Gothic Principle of Contrast
48
Scale by which the Eye measures
49
Consequent Effects of Proportion in St Peters
50
And of Contrast in Gothic Cathedrals
51
Of Intricacy and Extent
52
Lightness in Sculpture and Building
53
Errors of Imitation in Principles
54
Lightness in Painting Flowing Lines Rubens
55
Corregio
56
Sexual Beautyits Principle
57
Sudden Love
58
Love as existing among civilized and savage Men and brute Animals comparatively con sidered
59
Power of Imagination
60
Sensual and Social or Sentimental Love
61
Metaphysical Love Petrarch Cowley Waller
62
His progressive Scale of the Subliine
63
Contrary in its Principles to the System of Lon ginus and all others known
64
Pastoral Love in Theocritus
65
Forms appropriate to Sculpture
66
Sculpturesque
67
Grottesque
68
Other distinct Characters
69
Romantic 70 Classical
70
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71
His general Mistake of Ideas for Things
80
Deceptions of Sexual and Social Sympathies Mistatement
81
Regularity and Irregularity in Features
82
Ease Grace Elegance and Dignity of Gesture and Attitude
83
Belong to Character and Expression and not to particular Lines and Forms
84
In inanimate as well as animal Bodies
85
Dignity and Elegance wherein different
86
Dancing
87
Grace of Savages
88
Of the Greeks
89
Lines of Grace
90
Influence of Authority
91
Spiral Columns scooped Pediments
92
In Gardening
93
Clumps and Canals Terraces and Borders
94
Composition in Houses Offices and Plantations
95
Hanging Terraces
96
Irregularity in Architecture
97
Exemplified
98
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99
All unvaried Continuity tires 2 Change therefore necessary 3 The Cause of corrupt Taste In Literature 4 In
101
Artificial Perceptionhow far independent of organic Sensation 2 Imitative
102
Sir John Vanbrugh
103
Mr Brown
104
Made Water
105
Walks
106
Sinallness of size
107
In Women In Animals or other Objects
108
Gradual Diminution or Tapering
109
General Rules
110
In Morals
111
Affections Abstract Principles
112
Their Effects
113
Whether negative or affirmative
114
In Taste and Manners
115
Academies their Effect on
116
Accounted
117
Mechanical and liberal Arts their Difference
118
Feeling Sentiment and Science in Painting
119
In Sculpture
120
Public Schools of Rhetoric their Effect on the Latin Language
121
Freedom of Study its Effect on the Greek
122
On the English
123
Instanced in Dr Blairs Criticism on a Passage of Pope
124
Criticism examined
125
The Passage justified by others from Euripides and Shakespeare
126
tion Order of the Understanding
127
Abuse of Words
128
of Sight
187
Attitudes
211
OF JUDGMENT
262
Judgment in what it consists 2 Reason as applied to Taste 3 Demonstration and Analogy 4 Laws of Nature 5 In Matters of Demonstration in Matters ...
264
Csar
271
Probability in Epic Fiction 11 In Dramatic
272
Fiction and Reality
283
Oratory 14 Acling 15 Epic and Dramatic License in Fiction their Difference
309
Roman Mime of Laureolus 9 Fights of Gladiators
328
Cruelties of the Americans to their Captives
339
Achilles
357
Irritation 5 In different Individuals 6 Mixed Flavours 7 8 Vitiated and morbid Palates 9 Their Pleasures and Habits 10 Why fixed and indispensable ...
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