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The use and abuse of art.

Author: Jacques Barzun
Publisher: [Princeton, N.J.] Princeton University Press [1974]
Series: Bollingen series, 35.; A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 22.
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The lecturer traces the historical development of attitudes toward the arts over the past 150 years, suggesting that the present is a period of cultural liquidation, nothing less than the ending of the modern age that began with the Renaissance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barzun
ISBN: 0691099030 9780691099033
OCLC Number: 800578
Description: 150 p. 22 cm.
Contents: Why art must be challenged. --
The rise of art as religion. --
Art the destroyer. --
Art the redeemer. --
Art and its tempter, science. --
Art in the vacuum of belief.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 35.; A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 22.
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The lecturer traces the historical development of attitudes toward the arts over the past 150 years, suggesting that the present is a period of cultural liquidation, nothing less than the ending of the modern age that began with the Renaissance.

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