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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date July 17, 2014
Pages 174
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781500556549
ISBN-10 1500556548
Dimensions 0.44 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $8.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 2014 paperback edition of Leo Tolstoy's controversial indictment of æsthetic theory. Tolstoy contends that much of European art since the Renaissance is not "true" art but "counterfeit" art, marked by being mannered, imitative, sensationalist, and overly intellectual. Few of the most highly regarded masters in the canon of art history are spared Tolstoy’s scathing criticisms — Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Baudelaire, Zola, and many others, are derided as insincere, decadent, and obsessed with erotic mania. Even the concept of beauty is exposed as a manipulative, calculating, and perverse obsession of the upper class, largely produced at the expense of the laboring class. The cover is a portrait of Tolstoy painted by Ilya Repin.

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With Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 17, 2014)
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