What Is Art?

What Is Art?


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Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140446425
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

This profound analysis of the nature of art is the culmination of a series of essays and polemics on issues of morality, social justice, and religion. Considering and rejecting the idea that art reveals and reinvents through beauty, Tolstoy perceives the question of the nature of art to be a religious one. Ultimately, he concludes, art must be a force for good, for the progress and improvement of mankind.

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Table of Contents

What Is Art? – Leo Tolstoy Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky with a Preface by Richard Pevear

Preface
Bibliographical Note
A Note on the Text

WHAT IS ART?Appendix I
Appendix II
Notes

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