Born Dec. 27, 1897, in Giurgiu; died May 21, 1964, in Bucharest. Rumanian literary scholar and philosopher; academician of the Rumanian Academy.
Vianu’s works Art and the Beautiful (1931) and A esthetics (vols. 1-2, 1934—36) were an attempt to give a systematic account of the range of positivist aesthetic ideas of ancient and modern times. They are still significant as a historical review of aesthetic categories. His works Problems of Style and Literary Art (1955) and Problems of Metaphor and Other Works on Stylistics (1957) resulted from a deep study of the development of literature as a whole.
WORKSPostume: Istoria ideii de geniu—Simbolul artistic—Tezele unei filozofii a operei. Bucharest, 1966.
Arta prozatorilor romani. [Bucharest] 1966.
Estetica. Bucharest, 1968.
REFERENCESDumitrescu-Buşulenga, Z. “Tudor Vianu.” Viala romaneascā, 1957, no. 12.
Biberi, I. T. Vianu. [Bucharest] 1966. (Contains a bibliography.)
IU. A. KOZHEVNIKOV