In these pages I have tried to present in an unpretentious, and in as brief, concise, and clear a manner as is within my power, what I have learned after years of sincere searching, about art, artists, and artistic activity, from those who have a right to speak, the creators themselves. I have done so, in so far as I have deemed it advisable, in the words of the original writers themselves, hence the unusual amount of quoted material, for which, I suspect, critics will take me to task. But I have not written for critics. I have written for myself and for those who seek to understand rather than to judge.
THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, February, 1932.
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