The Voices of Silence: Man and his Art. (Abridged from The Psychology of Art)

The Voices of Silence: Man and his Art. (Abridged from The Psychology of Art)

by Andre Malraux
     
 

The Voices of Silence, written by one of the most powerful minds of this century, is a daring and majestic inquiry into the meaning of art. It succeeds in destroying many cliches about both historical understanding of art and its place in the domain of Man. As history, it dismisses the orthodox classification of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Chinese, medieval up…  See more details below

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The Voices of Silence, written by one of the most powerful minds of this century, is a daring and majestic inquiry into the meaning of art. It succeeds in destroying many cliches about both historical understanding of art and its place in the domain of Man. As history, it dismisses the orthodox classification of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Chinese, medieval up to modern; and it substitutes for this a new, brilliantly conceived set of categories: "Museum without Walls," "The Metamorphoses of Appolo," "The Creative Process," and "Aftermath of the Absolute." Malraux illuminates all the great periods of art, individual artists, even particular works, as well as some haunting metaphysical problems in the nature of creation.

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"This massive study is one of the most important works of criticism of the twentieth century. . . . Pithy, knowledgeable, and opinionated readings of 638 illustrations make the book thoroughly enjoyable to read."Accent
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This massive study is one of the most important works of criticism of the twentieth century. . . . Pithy, knowledgeable, and opinionated readings of 638 illustrations make the book thoroughly enjoyable to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691099415
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/21/1978
Series:
Bollingen Series (General) Series
Pages:
661

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Edmund Wilson
Not simply one of [Malraux's] best productions but perhaps one of the really great books of our time.

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