Laokoon; Lessing, Herder, Goethe Selections

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...to particular examples. In this respect, therefore, and in others, Lessing's work supplements Mendelssohn's; and supplements it in the manner suggested by Diderot (supra, p. lxviii), Burke (supra, p. xevi), and Mendelssohn himself (cf.jr/, 27). 23. 5. bctbcr Ziiu'd)iuifl gefSUt. The amateur is satisfied to be pleased by an artistic illusion without inquiring into the means employed, or into the degree of the illusion. It is a delicate question how far the appearance of a work of art seems a reality; and there are differences in the degree of illusion between an epic, a drama enacted, a bronze statuette, a colossal marble statue, and a painting. Material and dimensions are usually enough to prevent deception (cf. 324, 13). But by Xatlfcftung and equivalent words, the theorists of the eighteenth century frequently meant deception; and Lessing was not so clear as Mendelssohn as to the difference between deception and illusion. Cf. supra, pp. lxiv, exxi and Konrad Lange, Die asthetische Illusion im iS.Jahrhundert in the Zcitschriftfiir Asthetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenscha/t, I, pp. 3043. As to the effect of a work of art, theorists since the Renaissance have combined in all conceivable degrees the Horatian elements of pleasure and profit (A.P. 333); Lessing here and elsewhere (eg.,33,13) emphasizes the former.--10. nb, riehcn, now ab(lrabicren, as go, 2. Cf. abge;ogen--abflraft in (Sin SBoIf... fo ungefdjirftju abgeiogeiien Oebanten (Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts, 16).--ig. (r)aS Slftt; striking but not unexampled use of the neuter; cf. (r)a- roar ber fiebbaber.--21. nidjr leidtf, toeber. The double negative, not infrequent in the language of the eighteenth century, might have been avoided by the phrasing, 3rte bfiben tonnttshow more

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