What is art? download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leo Tolstoy

What is art? download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leo Tolstoy year 1996
  • Book name: What is art?
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy
  • Release date: 1996/6/22
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780140446425
  • Rating: 8.81 of 10
  • Votes: 406
  • Review by: Felipe Kasper
  • Review rating: 7.72 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/7
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: During his decades of world fame as a novelist, Tolstoy also wrote prolifically in a series of essays and polemics on issues of morality, social justice and religion. These works culminated in What is Art?, published in 1898. Impassioned and iconoclastic, this powerfully influential work both criticizes the elitist nature of art in nineteenth-century Western society, and rejects the idea that its sole purpose should be the creation of beauty. The works of Dante, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Baudelaire and Wagner are all vigorously condemned, as Tolstoy explores what he believes to be the spiritual role of the artist - arguing that true art must work with religion and science as a force for the advancement of mankind.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H20M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Art History, Philosophy: Aesthetics, Literary Essays, Philosophy, Art Theory
  • Available formats: TXT, SNB, WORD, JPG, DOC, PDF, EPUB, MOBI. Compressed in ZIP, TGZ, RAR, GZ, ISO, ARC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.01 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x14mm
  • Weight: 179g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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