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Pater, Walter 1839-1894

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Works: 875 works in 4,094 publications in 9 languages and 77,820 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  History  Myths  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Religious fiction  Novels  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR5134, 824.8
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Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater( Book )

382 editions published between 1839 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical novel which is a self portrait of Pater transferred to the Rome of Marcus Aurelius
The Renaissance : studies in art and poetry : the 1893 text by Walter Pater( Book )

323 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Renaissance (1873) at once became the touchstone for the decadent imagination for a generation of Oxford undergraduates. Pater was shocked at the reaction his book inspired: 'I wish they would not call me a hedonist, it gives such a wrong impression to those who do not know Greek.'" "The book had begun as a series of idiosyncratic, impressionistic critical essays on those artists that embodied for him the spirit of the Renaissance; by collecting them and adding his infamous Conclusion, Pater gained a reputation as a daring modern philosopher. But The Renaissance survives as one of the most innovative pieces of cultural criticism to emerge from the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Appreciations : with an essay on style by Walter Pater( Book )

183 editions published between 1889 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,149 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
Plato and Platonism; a series of lectures by Walter Pater( Book )

185 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,981 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
The renaissance by Walter Pater( Book )

102 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. Included is his celebrated discussion of the Mona Lisa in a study of Da Vinci. This 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. Oscar Wilde called this collection of essays the ""holy writ of beauty.""
Greek studies; a series of essays by Walter Pater( Book )

143 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,468 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 )

95 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Pater (1839-94) was the foremost Victorian writer on art and on aesthetic experience. He brought his extensive knowledge of the history of art to bear on the new problem of how to explain the very personal affective response to beauty, and raised this into a central concern of aesthetic and philosophical thought. His ideas still shape modern assumptions about how art plays on our feelings and intellectual responses. Published alongside Pater's collected works of 1900-1, this collection reprints his essays from The Guardian, composed in the late 1880s. Pater turns to literary topics with these reviews of new editions of Wordsworth and anthologies of poetry, academic studies on Browning and on the English theatre, Mrs Humphrey Ward's novel Robert Elsmere and her translation of the philosopher Henri-Frédéric Amiel's private diary, as well as works by Edmund Gosse, Ferdinand Fabre and Augustin Filon
Miscellaneous studies; a series of essays by Walter Pater( Book )

123 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance by Walter Pater( Book )

113 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature and art by Walter Pater( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary portraits by Walter Pater( Book )

63 editions published between 1887 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary portraits by Walter Pater( Book )

35 editions published between 1887 and 1929 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional accounts of historical figures
Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains some basic techniques of Da Vinci by analyzing a few of his better known paintings
Studies in the history of the Renaissance by Walter Pater( Book )

47 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 483 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
Sketches and reviews by Walter Pater( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 1990 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of Walter Pater by Walter Pater( Book )

17 editions published between 1874 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of Cupid and Psyche by Walter Pater( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Pater, the critical heritage by R. M Seiler( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1995
Imaginary portraits by Walter Pater( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just published: the first volume in the new 'Jewelled Tortoise' series, named after J. K. Huysmans's iconic image of Decadent taste in A Rebours (1884). The series is dedicated to Aesthetic and Decadent literature. Its scholarly editions, complete with critical introductions and accompanying materials, aim to make available to students and scholars alike works of literature and criticism which embody the intellectual daring, formal innovation, and cultural diversity of the British and European fin de siècle
 
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The Renaissance : studies in art and poetry : the 1893 text
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The Renaissance : studies in art and poetry : the 1893 textAppreciations : with an essay on stylePlato and Platonism; a series of lecturesThe renaissanceGreek studies; a series of essaysEssays on literature and artImaginary portraitsStudies in the history of the RenaissanceSelected writings of Walter Pater