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The Resource Fateful Beauty : Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960

Fateful Beauty : Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960

Label
Fateful Beauty : Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960
Title
Fateful Beauty
Title remainder
Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Oscar Wilde said he had "seen wallpaper which must lead a boy brought up under its influence to a life of crime," his joke played on an idea that has often been taken quite seriously--both in Wilde's day and in our own. In Fateful Beauty, Douglas Mao recovers the lost intellectual, social, and literary history of the belief that the beauty--or ugliness--of the environment in which one is raised influences or even determines one's fate. Weaving together readings in literature, psychology, biology, philosophy, education, child-rearing advice, and interior design, he shows how this idea abet
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Mao, Douglas
Dewey number
  • 801/.93
  • 820.9008
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature and society
  • Literature
Label
Fateful Beauty : Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
CONTENTS; PREFACE; Talking about Beauty; Stealthy Environments; Aestheticism's Environments; Aesthetics of Acuteness; Tropisms of Longing; Great House and Super-Cortex; Growing Up Awry; EPILOGUE; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX
Control code
ocn692156954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400832804
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692156954
Label
Fateful Beauty : Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960
Publication
Contents
CONTENTS; PREFACE; Talking about Beauty; Stealthy Environments; Aestheticism's Environments; Aesthetics of Acuteness; Tropisms of Longing; Great House and Super-Cortex; Growing Up Awry; EPILOGUE; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX
Control code
ocn692156954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400832804
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692156954

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