Aesthetics; Or, The Science Of Beauty

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohn Bascom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1867 Excerpt: ... LECTURE XI. LANDSCAPE GARDENING.--RELATION OF THE ARTS.--RIGHT OF CRITICISM.--DIMENSIONS OF GARDEN.--OBJECT OF GARDENING.--ITS RESOURCES, PLANTS, PLANTATIONS, NATURAL FEATURES, SURROUNDINGS, SPACES, WALKS, FENCES ARCHITECTURAL AIDS.--POWERS DISCIPLINED. The fino arts are six, and readily fall into three groups,--gardening and architecture, sculpture and painting, music and poetry. Gardening and architecture are united, not as giving play to the same powers or exciting the same feelings, but as often the accompaniments and complements of each other; architecture giving character to the grounds, and the grounds acting upon the architecture, and the two uniting in one effect. These arts, also, are pre-eminently controlled by utility, having immediate reference to the use and pleasure of occupants or owners. Sculpture and painting are one in their impressions,--their relation to pleasure and gratified taste,--in the powers they call forth in the artist, and in their common elements of expression,--form and attitude. Music and poetry are related both in the harmony of the emotions to which they give rise, and in the mutual aid which they render each other. Song is the combined power of music and poetry. The one supplies clearness and precision to emotion; the other, power and volume; the one gives direction, and the other impulse, to the soul. ORDER OF FINE ARTS. 161 In determining the relative rank of these arts, we consider the powers demanded and exercised by them in the artist; the scope and variety of their means; and the fulness of their presentations to the mind. So judged, we should arrange the groups, and the arts contained in them, in the order in which they have been already mentioned, commencing with gardening, and rising in the scale through archite...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1867 Excerpt: ... LECTURE XI. LANDSCAPE GARDENING.--RELATION OF THE ARTS.--RIGHT OF CRITICISM.--DIMENSIONS OF GARDEN.--OBJECT OF GARDENING.--ITS R...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217773141

ISBN - 13:9780217773140

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