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Author Name:    STEIN, Leo

Title:   A-B-C of Aesthetics. First Edition

Publisher:    Boni & Liveright, New York, 1927, 

Seller ID:   109488

STEIN, Leo. The A-B-C of Aesthetics. New York : Boni & Liveright, 1927. First Edition. Pp (14),1-271,(3). 8vo, black cloth spine lettered in black, yellow paper covered boards decorated in maroon. "I have called this book TheA-B-C of ęsthetics for a somewhat unusual reason. An A-B-C book generally implies the existence of other more authoritative books upon the subject, to which it serves as an introduction. For ęsthetics there are no such books. There are no authorities and it is somewhat doubtful whether the subject exists. Every fresh book on it is another attempt to put it on the map. By calling this little book The A-B-C of ęsthetics I mean to imply that it does not get very far but that it tries to start as near the beginning as possible. I have tried to write it clearly and simply, and I hope in that way also to have justified the title." (Preface). Contents : 1. On Being Intelligent. 2. On Criticism. 3. Why Good Art Rather Than Bad. 4. Emotion and Feeling. 5. Objects and Instruments. 6. Object Making. 7. Objects As Known. 8. Scientific and Aesthetic Objects. 9. Propositions and Symbols. 10. The Knower. 11. The Aesthetic Symbol. 12. Distortion. 13. Place, Direction, Interval, Tension. 14. Pictorial Seeing. 15. To Make Pictures By Seeing Them. 16. Composition. 17. Some Aesthetic Fields Unrecognised. 18. Pure and Applied Aesthetics. 19. Aesthetic Experience As Knowledge. 20. Selves. 21. Reality. 22. Art. Wear to corners, underlining and marginal notations throughout, else very good. 30.00


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