The Essentials of Aesthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

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CHAPTER I. NATURE, ART, AND FINE ART1-15

Introduction -- Art is a Method -- Artlessness and Art Illustrated -- Differing Not as Originality from Imitation, nor as the Natural from the Unnatural -- But as an Immediate Expression of Natural Instinct from that of Human Intelligence -- Art-Products Not Creations but Rearrangements of Nature -- And also Results that are Distinctively Human -- The Fine or Higher Arts -- Distinguished from Others by Belonging Most Finely and Distinctively to Nature -- Therefore Emphasising Natural Appearantes -- Form Essential to the Higher Arts -- Different Classes of these -- Study of Nature Essential to Success in Producing them -- Arts that are Most Finely and Distinctively Human Address and Express Intellect through Sound or Sight -- Human as Distinguished from Animal -- Expression as Developed from Possession of Human Vocal Organs and Hands -- The Higher Arts are also in the Most Fine and Distinctive Sense Made -- How to Class Landscape- Gardening, Decoration, Dancing, Pantomime, Elocution, and Dramatics -- The Humanities -- External Products Necessitated in Music -- Poetry -- Painting and Sculpture -- And in Architecture .

CHAPTER II. BEAUTY16-38

There are Certain Limitations in the Sights and Sounds, the Thoughts and Emotions, and the External Products with which Art Has to Deal -- The Sights and Sounds must Have Interest, Charm, Beauty -- Beauty as Attributed to Form as Form -- To Form as an Expression of Thoughts or Emotions -- To Both these Sources Com

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