Laocoon: An Essay Upon the Limits of Painting and Poetry

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Noonday Press, 1957 - Aesthetics - 245 pages
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This essay contends that the confusion of the arts, such as literary painting or descriptive verse, can only lead to aesthetic disaster. The author distinguishes between the temporal and spatial arts and shows how their natures limit the type of subject matter which each can handle effectively.

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Review: Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry

User Review  - Samuel - Goodreads

This treatise is a raw undertaking- it comprises a struggle much like that depicted in the cover: namely, to be the Solon giving laws to the wild tribe of artists and intellectuals. Doomed to failure, I read as if it were me wrestling against the monster snakes with my family. Read full review

Review: Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

This isn't a light read, babies. But I highly recommend this for those who study the Greek classics, poetry, art history or any happy combination of the few! Read full review

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