Sweet Sadness; My Walks with the Muse of Victorian Cemeteries

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When did cities in ruins become a thing of beauty? When the eighteenth-century tourist thought them beautiful. The ruin "craze" that followed transformed the art world and turned art into a subjective experience that involved a new sensation: the melancholy mood. In his book "Sweet Sadness," Tyson Gardner personifies this mood and envisions the garden cemetery as Sweet Sadness's realm, where she reigns as supreme muse. A child of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the garden cemetery matured under the Victorians. In ...

Sweet Sadness; My Walks with the Muse of Victorian Cemeteries 2016, Lulu.com, Morrisville

ISBN-13: 9781365287275

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