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Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain





ISBN 9781138661936
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of publicly funded art education as an alternative to the established private institutions. Quinn explores the ways in which members of parliament applied Bentham’s utilitarian philosophy to questions of public taste.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 ‘Reading Reynolds with Bentham’: the Idea of the Art School in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain; Chapter 2 ‘Prejudice Aside’: Jeremy Bentham’s Moral Economy of Taste; Chapter 3 ‘Directing the Art of the Country’: Henry Cole’s Laws Of Public Taste; Chapter 4 The End of the Experiment; Chapter 5 Taste Between Ethics and Aesthetics; Chapter 6 The Return of Adam Smith; epi Epilogue;

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Malcolm Quinn