One True Theory & the Quest for an American Aesthetic

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Martha Banta reaches across several disciplines to investigate America's early quest to shape an aesthetic equal to the nation's belief in its cultural worth. Marked by an unusually wide-ranging sweep, the book focuses on three major "testing grounds" where nineteenth-century Americans responded to Ralph Waldo Emerson's call to embrace "everything" in order to uncover the theoretical principles underlying "the idea of creation." The interactions of those who rose to this urgent challenge--artists, architects, writers, ...

One True Theory & the Quest for an American Aesthetic 2007, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300122978

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