The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art Volume 7

The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of the proper functions of the museums of art. They are becoming more than places where objects of beauty are preserved. They are also becoming places of beauty and inspiration in themselves, as the standard of installation has improved and the new ideal has made itself felt in the manner of showing each object so that it justifies not only itself as a thing of beauty and interest, but at the same time increases the charm of other objects shown near by, and of the room as a whole. For today we are realizing more than ever before that the most beautiful life is that which, lovely in itself and in its personal relations, is so much a part of the community around it that it enhances its surroundings while it gains new beauty therefrom. The new museum expressing itself in the same spirit (in its relation between each object, case, wall and room, in a widening circle which includes finally the whole building and breaks through to the whole community), is indeed a home of the Muses, a place of peaceful enjoyment of the beauties of the past ages and of the present. Painting, sculpture, design and all the sister arts have long been so correlated and so used; and now a new era brings new interpretations of rhythm and harmony and balance in the sister art of music which is taking its place firmly among the arts appropriately housed in the abode of the Muses, to give to the people a further realization of the inevitable relativity of all forms of beauty and the need of all beauty in a full life. The wider its point of view the more general will be the appeal which any institution can make to its constituency and in this spirit the forward-looking art museum welcomes this added function as a new means of awakening the spirit of modern men, women and children...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574613
  • 9781236574619