The Shape of Content

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Harvard University Press, 1957 - Art - 131 pages
In his 1956-57 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, the Russian-born American painter Ben Shahn sets down his personal views of the relationship of the artist--painter, writer, composer--to his material, his craft, and his society. He talks of the creation of the work of art, the importance of the community, the problem of communication, and the critical theories governing the artist and his audience.
 

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Contents

Artists in Colleges
1
The Biography of a Painting 2
25
The Shape of Content
53
On Nonconformity
73
Modern Evaluations
92
The Education of an Artist
111
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