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Addison, Joseph

Frank Felsenstein.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 18th-Century Art. 487 words.

(b Milston, Wilts, May 1, 1672; d London, June 17, 1719).

English writer and politician. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Queen’s College, Oxford, receiving his MA in...

Baroque

Gauvin Bailey and Jillian Lanthier.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 9020 words.

Term used to describe one of the first genuinely global styles of art and architecture in the Western canon, extending from...

Baumgarten, Alexander Gottlieb

Howard Caygill.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 18th-Century Art. 680 words.

(b Berlin, June 17, 1714; d Frankfurt an der Oder, May 26, 1762).

German philosopher. He was educated at Halle University where he taught philosophy between 1735 and 1740; he...

Berkeley, George

Edward Chaney.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 18th-Century Art. 987 words.

(b Dysart Castle, Kilkenny, March 12, 1685; d Oxford, Jan 14, 1753).

Irish bishop, philosopher, writer, collector, and traveller of English descent. He established the...

Boileau [Boileau-Despréaux], Nicolas

Christian Michel.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 18th-Century Art. 309 words.

(b Paris, Nov 1, 1636; d Paris, March 13, 1711).

French writer. His influence on art was indirect: although he made no claim to knowledge of art, he unwittingly played a part in...

Burke, Edmund

David Rodgers and Lin Barton.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; 18th-Century Art. 616 words.

(b Dublin, Jan 12, 1729; d Beaconsfield, Bucks, July 9, 1797).

British statesman, philosopher and writer. Following studies at Trinity College, Dublin, he enrolled in 1750...

Cooper, Anthony Ashley, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

David Leatherbarrow.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 18th-Century Art. 1260 words.

(b London, Feb 26, 1670/1; d Naples, Feb 15, 1713).

English philosopher, aesthetician and patron. Shaftesbury has been described as the first great aesthetician that England...

Diderot, Denis

Angelica Goodden.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 18th-Century Art. 2386 words.

(b Langres, Haute-Marne, Oct 5, 1713; d Paris, July 31, 1784).

French writer, philosopher and critic. He was a man of the most wide-ranging talents: novelist, dramatist,...

Dubos [Du Bos], Jean-Baptiste, Abbé

Pascal Griener.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; History of Art; 18th-Century Art. 559 words.

(b Beauvais, Dec 21, 1670; d Paris, March 23, 1742).

French historian, critic and diplomat. He served as a diplomat under Louis XIV and the Régence; having been rewarded with...

Durand, Jean-Nicolas-Louis

Werner Szambien.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Architecture; Art Education; History of Art; 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art. 1080 words.

(b Paris, Sept 18, 1760; d Thiais, Dec 31, 1834).

French architect, teacher and writer. He was one of the most influential teachers of his time, and his radically rationalist...