IT IS not only obvious, it is known to all that art is not primarily to give information or to serve practical ends. It can be opposed to science and utility, but since emotional conduct and rational conduct are no longer contrasted sharply, it is no longer useful to call art the expression of the emotions. As one needs a term for that with which art is concerned, I propose the word appreciation: It is a word quite free from misleading associations and is, I think, relevant.
The word is not to have a technical meaning. It will be used in a sense that is sufficiently usual to make it readily understood. It means taking things for values found in