Union Portraits (Classic Reprint)

Union Portraits (Classic Reprint)

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by Gamaliel Bradford
     
 

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The use of the word "portraits," as in this book, has been criticized, and with justice. It is always a mistake to transfer terms from one art to another. The portrait-painter presents his subject at a particular moment of existence, with full and complete individuality for that moment, but with only the most indirect suggestion of all

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Excerpt from Union Portraits

The use of the word "portraits," as in this book, has been criticized, and with justice. It is always a mistake to transfer terms from one art to another. The portrait-painter presents his subject at a particular moment of existence, with full and complete individuality for that moment, but with only the most indirect suggestion of all the varied and complicated stages of life and character that have preceded. The object of the psychographer is precisely the opposite. From the complex of fleeting experiences that make up the total of man's or woman's life he endeavors to extricate those permanent habits of thought and action which constitute what we call character, and which, if not unchangeable, are usually modified only by a slow and gradual process. His aim further is to arrange and treat these habits or qualities in such a way as to emphasize their relative importance, and to illustrate them by such deeds and words, as, irrespective of chronological sequence, shall be most significant and most impressive.

This is a task in which final and absolute results are obviously impossible and even comparative success is not easy.

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ISBN-13:
9781330556603
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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