Fateful Beauty: Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960 by Douglas Mao
When Oscar Wilde said he "saw the wallpaper that must lead a boy who grew up under his influence to a life of crime," she played a joke on the…
Fateful Beauty synopsis
When Oscar Wilde said he "saw the wallpaper that must lead a boy who grew up under his influence to a life of crime," she played a joke on the idea that was taken seriously in both Wild and today. In the world of beauty, Douglas Mao recovers the lost intellectual, social and literary history of believing that beauty - or ugliness - in the environment in which one is influenced affects or even determines one's destiny.
Through reading readings in literature,psychology, biology, philosophy, education, child education and interior design, it shows how this idea stimulates a great increase in interest in the environment in many speeches and in many practices affecting young people's lives between the late 19th and mid-20th centuries . Through original and detailed analyzes of Wilde, Walter Bater, James Joyce, Theodore Dreiser, Rebecca West, and W.
Odin, Mao explains that writing this period in English has been reported in decisive but previously unknown ways in which beautiful environments may produce better people . He also reveals how these writers share their concerns about the environment, evolution, inevitability, freedom and beauty with social scientists and theorists such as Herbert Spencer, Hermann von Helmholtz, Ivan Petrovich Pavlov and W.H.R.
Rivers. Thus, Mao challenges the traditional views of beauty and aesthetic roles in art and life during this period..
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