The Judgment of Sense: Renaissance Naturalism and the Rise of Aesthetics (Ideas in Context)

  • Publish Date: 1990-02-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: David Summers
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With the rise of naturalism in the art of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance there developed an extensive and diverse literature about art which helped to explain, justify and shape its new aims. In this book, David Summers provides an investigation of the philosophical and psychological notions invoked in this new theory and criticism. From a thorough examination of the sources, he shows how the medieval language of mental discourse derived from an understanding of classical thought.