Journalism Versus Art

Journalism Versus Art

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Journalism Versus Art

Journalism Versus Art

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I dedicate this little book to the artists of The Masses staff, including those who have withdrawn and those who are to come. I do so in the mood of a grateful if somewhat obstreperous pupil.

In the autumn of 1912 when our group happened together and decided to bring out a magazine which should publish art and literature without any canons of good journalism, I was exceedingly rustic in the appreciation of art. And my rusticity was considerably enhanced by a thorough knowledge of the "science of sesthetics." I had just come down from the oracle on Morningside Heights, where I had conducted, the previous winter, a course in the graduate school on the philosophy and psychology of beauty. In that course I had presented to my students some twenty-three classical definitions of beauty, and then proceeded to the best of my ability to annihilate them all, and to show that we apply the word beauty to objects so widely different externally, and so different also in their internal effects upon our organs . . .

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