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The Sublime

& the Picturesque

Landmarks in British 18th-Century Aesthetics


Source material collected by:

Laurence BELINGARD, Université d'Avignon

Serge PAUL, Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon

e-texts | bibliography | links


e-texts

 

1. Pseudo-Longin
Traité du Sublime [French], 1st Century B.C.
Transl. from the Greek by Nicolas Boileau, 1674

10. Alexander Gerard
An Essay on Taste, 1759

2. William Temple
Upon the Gardens of Epicurus, 1685

11. William Chambers
A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening, 1772

3. John Dennis
The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry, 1704

 

4. Shaftesbury
The Moralists; A Philosophical Rhapsody, 1709

12. William Gilpin
A Dialogue upon the Gardens … at Stow, 1748

Observations on the River Wye, 1782

Remarks on Forest Scenery, 1791
On Picturesque Beauty, 1794

5. Joseph Addison
The Pleasures of the Imagination, 1712

13. Uvedale Price
On the Picturesque, 1794

6. John Baillie

An essay on the sublime, 1747

14. William Wordsworth
The Excursion, 1795-1814

7. David Hartley
Observations on man, 1749

15. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poems: Alastor, Mont Blanc, Ozymandias, 1816-18

8. Samuel Johnson
The Vanity of Human Wishes, 1749

16. Barnett Newman
The Sublime is Now, 1948

9. Edmund Burke
On the Sublime, 1757

17. Baldine Saint Girons
Le Sublime de Burke et son influence dans

l'architecture et l'art des jardins [French], 1994

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