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Pater, Walter 1839-1894

Overview
Works: 773 works in 3,212 publications in 11 languages and 67,159 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Art  Illustrations  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, sig
Classifications: PR5134, 824.8
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The Renaissance studies in art and poetry by Walter Pater( Book )

314 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lambent essays, published in 1873, focus on Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. The book's brief conclusory essay was to prove far more influential than what preceded it, as Pater laid out his iconoclastic artistic philosophy and called for what was essentially a hedonistic approach to art
Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater( Book )

271 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This philosophical novel, published in 1885, uses the backdrop of Antonine Rome to elaborate Pater's ideas about Aestheticism. His hero, Marius, is a young Italian employed as private secretary to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Pater developed a style in this novel, and elaborated on it in his later Imaginary Portraits, which later influenced such writers as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce
Plato and Platonism; a series of lectures by Walter Pater( Book )

178 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important new series, under the editorship of a preeminent American scholar, revivifies some of the most influential classics of nineteenth-century literary thought. Forerunners of our aesthetic sensibility, these volumes are a great voice from the last century calling us to ourselves
Appreciations : with an essay on style by Walter Pater( Book )

136 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1889, and revised in 1890, this essay was a clarion call by Pater for art criticism based on subjective emotional, rather than moralistic, criteria. It was met with controversy, with some critics going so far as to accuse Pater of immorality and outright hedonism
The Renaissance by Walter Pater( Book )

61 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fantastic classic text is Pater's graceful collection of essays discussing the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible. His cry of "art for art's sake" became the manifesto of the Aesthetic Movement, and his assessments of Renaissance art have influenced generations of readers. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-reade
Imaginary portraits by Walter Pater( Book )

157 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1887, Imaginary Portraits consists of four studies of fictional characters in historical settings. They are notable not only as illustrations of Pater's aesthetic theories but as influential works of literature. The characters include "A Prince of Court Painters," set in Valenciennes in 1701, "Denys L'Auxerrois," from a French town called Auxerre, "Sebastian van Storck," a young man from Holland during its push for independence, and "Duke Carl of Rosenmold," a young Duke who disappeared from the region a century before the narrator's time
Greek studies; a series of essays by Walter Pater( Book )

93 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on ancient Greek mythology, art, and culture was posthumously published in 1895. The contents are A Study of Dionysus: Spiritual Form of Fire and Dew, The Bacchanals of Euripides, The Myth of Demeter and Persephone, Hippolytus Veiled: A Study From Euripides, The Beginnings of Greek Sculpture, and The Marbles of Aegina
Essays from 'The Guardian, ' by Walter Pater( Book )

63 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1896 book was assembled for a private printing when it was discovered that the author, a distinguished critic and novelist, had written nine anonymous pieces for the English newspaper. Here are English Literature," Browning," Wordsworth," Amiel's Journal Intime,'" Robert Elsmere,'" Their Majesties' Servants,'" Ferdinand Fabre," and two more
Miscellaneous studies; a series of essays by Walter Pater( Book )

91 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This posthumous 1895 collection brings together, from many different journals and magazines, Pater's influential and wide-ranging writings. The contents include Prosper M rim e," Raphael," Pascal," Art Notes in Northern Italy," Notre-Dame d'Amiens," V zelay," Apollo in Picardy," The Child in the House," Emerald Uthwart," and one of his earliest essays, Diaphaneit ," a meditation on the sensual and the moral
Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance by Walter Pater( Book )

84 editions published between 1896 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature and art by Walter Pater( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cupid & Psyche by Apuleius( Book )

21 editions published between 1897 and 1996 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche searches for her mysterious husband, who has disappeared after Psyche discovers the truth of who he really is, and must battle the vengeful goddess Venus, who is jealous of Psyche's beauty
Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches and reviews by Walter Pater( Book )

18 editions published between 1919 and 1990 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the history of the Renaissance by Walter Pater( Book )

51 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his highly idiosyncratic readings of some of the finest paintings, sculptures, and poems of the French and Italian Renaissance, Walter Pater in Studies in the History of the Renaissance redefined the practice of criticism as an impressionistic, almost erotic exploration of the critic's aesthetic responses. Pater's infamous nullConclusion,null which forever linked him with the decadent movement, scandalized many with its insistence on making pleasure the sole motive of life, even as it charmed fellow aesthetes such as Oscar Wilde. This edition of Studies reproduces the text of the first edition of 1873. Matthew Beaumont's Introduction describes the cultural context that gave rise to the book, the reasons for its notoriety, Pater's philosophical outlook, and the arguments in his book. It explores Pater's work as an attempt to preserve the unique aesthetic of a work of art in the face of encroaching mass culture. The book also includes the later chapter on Giorgione as an Appendix, comprehensive notes that identify the many literary and artistic references, and a useful glossary of names. - Publisher
Selected writings of Walter Pater by Walter Pater( Book )

30 editions published between 1874 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Pater, three major texts by Walter Pater( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The child in the house by Walter Pater( Book )

30 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1878, this semi-autobiographical sketch by the eminent Victorian critic pioneered a new genre of writing: eschewing dialogue and traditional plotline, it is an impressionistic psychological portrait of a young man named Florian Deleal. It evokes the sights and sounds of the author's philistine childhood home
Uncollected essays by Walter Pater( Book )

19 editions published between 1903 and 1990 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Walter Pater by Walter Pater( Book )

13 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Pater, Valʹter 1839-1894

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Marius the EpicureanPlato and Platonism; a series of lecturesAppreciations : with an essay on styleThe RenaissanceGreek studies; a series of essaysEssays on literature and artStudies in the history of the RenaissanceSelected writings of Walter PaterSelections from Walter Pater