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Life of Forms in Art has 44 ratings and 4 reviews. Steve said: Early Gothic figure from the cathedral at Naumburg Henri Focillon () was an. HENRI FOCILLON, The Lite of Forms in Art (translation by Charles Beecher. Hogan and George Kubler), viii + 76 P«6 illustrations. New Haven,. , Yale. Read the full-text online edition of The Life of Forms in Art ().

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English Author Focillon, Henri, Although he argues that the development of art is irreducible to external political, social, or economic determinants, one of his great achievements was to lodge a concept of fociloon formal mutation within the shifting domain of materials and techniques. I read this very interesting work on style throughout the ages while doing research for a paper. Open to the public ; Lily Wardzala rated it really liked it Apr 14, Kelvin Grove Campus Library.


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Supplemented by illustrative paintings and sculptures, “The Life of Forms of Art” leaves one with a deepened appreciation, bordering on worship, of both Art and Focillon, who, in this translation, is revealed as a master prose stylist, the equal of Ruskin and Malraux. Romanesque and Gothic 2 vols.

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University of Wollongong Library. The Life of Forms in Art remains one of the most brilliant and important reflections on the morphology of art. Then one must recommence from a new beginning, a new stage of Experiment.

Berta rated it lfe liked it Jul 30, Kato used this notion tellingly, but, unfortunately, Focillon does not move beyond a sketch of these ideas in this text. A great, if difficult, read, this one is for the ages. John rated it liked it Oct 29, Public Private login e. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Open to the public ; BH Open to the public University of Technology Sydney. Well worth the money to find a copy of this out-of-print book. Skip to content Skip to search.

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