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The temporality of sculptural viewing in Hemsterhuis’s Lettre sur la sculpture

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This article addresses some of the central critical and interpretative issues raised by Frans Hemsterhuis’s Lettre sur la sculpture (1769), both as the text was read in the eighteenth century and in relation to contemporary scholarship. Although the essay appears to conform to many of the standard conventions of neoclassical aesthetics, it contains a highly original account of the temporality of sculptural viewing. On the reading offered here, the real achievement of the Lettre sur la sculptu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3828/sj.2018.27.2.6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Ruskin School of Art
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Sculpture Journal Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
225–250
Publication date:
2018-09-27
Acceptance date:
2018-01-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-9923
ISSN:
1366-2724
Source identifiers:
829645
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:829645
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uuid:1277d9c0-ea8c-4f31-90f0-c2859e383e22
Local pid:
pubs:829645
Deposit date:
2018-03-15

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