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  • Pulchrism as cited in "The Athenæum: A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama" by James Silk Buckingham: "Thus is has established a tyranny of the utilitarian principle, which would exterminate, or persecute with bigot scorn and blind prejudice, that principle it ought to cherish as a twin-brother--its supposed antagonist, though really conjugate principle, by some called Pulchrism, but rather to be called Idealism,--such as engages us in the abstract, imaginative moral pleasures and pursuits, no more fantastic or useless than are the handicraft operations, so long as human creatures have souls within their bodies to feed and employ."

    June 6, 2012

  • pulchrism, n. puhl-kriz(ə)m
    Pulchrism is an art movement which champions Beauty as the purpose of art.

    The term pulchrism was coined by Jesse Waugh from a combination of Latin pulchri- (beauty) + ism.

    June 6, 2012