Papers Volume 1

Papers Volume 1

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...it is artificial. That is natural, they would say, which happens spontaneously and without much reflection; the other is artificial. But this distinction varies with different observers. John Stuart Mill says, "Art is but the employment of powers of nature for an end." According to Cicero, Nature as conceived by Zeno was a fire and an agent having the power or art of creating things with regularity and design. To this fire not merely creative force and systematic action were ascribed, but actual personality as well. Nature was "non artificiosa solilm, sed plane artifix." "That which is the work of human art is done by hands, is done with much greater art by nature, that is, by a fire which exercises an art and is the teacher of other arts." Organized Slo./ill. There are not lacking many who used the word "art" in the sense of organized skill. Thus, we speak of the art of peace and war, the art of conversation, musical art, pictorial and plastic art, the art of the housewife, the art of self.defense, "the gentle art of making enemies." and so on. The industrial organizer, the surgeon, the physician, the engineer, in general all who are working toward the highest possibilities of efficiency, are.artists. Still others would have the word "art" applied to the painting of a picture only. Material of Art. However, whether or not all agree on the meaning of the word "art," all must agree on the material which enters into art. There is only one material and that is nature. Poetic Erpression as a Primitive Form of Art. If this be true, then poetry is art. All primitive people express their sense of the beautiful first in music and poetry. Poetry does not always mean rime, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510224
  • 9781236510228