Chant of the Centuries - A History of the Humanities; The Visual Arts and Their Parallels in Music and Literature by Beverly Jean Davis *VINTAGE 1969 ONLY 1 AVAILABLE*
Hardcover, 200 pages - Fair condition, cover is worn but all pages are intact and binding is tight. Has Jay County (Indiana) Book Rental stamp inside front cover
Ancient art through 20th century, profusely illustrated in black and white and color
Forward: In an age of science, the arts are our wings and our light. They lift our emotions and open wide our eyes so that we may see and feel and believe. If we are unaware of the beauty of a tree in bloom, the sound of rain on the window, and the touch of a snowflake, we have lost much. If we cannot thrill to the light on a hillside or to shadows scattered on pebbles, we have lost. We do not really want to become less man, more machine - to be computers. We do not want to forget how to feel and to love, to sing and speak, to respond to beauty, and to believe. Can we still believe in miracles? If we cannot, we are lost. The arts exist because men have felt and loved and believed; because they have found in all of life, moments so dazzling and lovely that they could not let them go. Enjoyment of the arts is like holding a rainbow in one's hands. Painting captures the visual radiance of things; poetry imprisons thoughts in its net of words; and music sings of the song in the heart. The arts cast a halo around everyday objects and emotions. They evoke joy and a feeling of completeness. They make us feel that miracles are real.
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