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Experience and Art Joseph Wood Krutch

Experience and Art

Joseph Wood Krutch

Published January 1st 1962
126 pages
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In this illuminating volume, Joseph Wood Krutch, distinguished critic and essayist, presents a stimulating view of the nature of art and experience. Arguing that art cannot be considered merely as an expression of personality or as a reflection of social conditions, he emphasizes his view that art is the ordering of the world of experience in such a way as to attribute to it logic and meaning.Thus, in his discussions of books, men, poetry, magic, criticism and civilization, Mr. Krutch rejects as inadequate both psychological explanations of art and the belief that art is wholly self contained. To him, what is most important is the crucial relationship of art to mans general experience in living his life.