An Essay in Post-Romantic Literary Theory: Art, Artifact and the Innocent Eye
|Author: ||Fleming, Bruce|
Offers a theory of art that overturns post-Romantic, prescriptive theories and reclaims the independent and direct experience of art as being of primary importance. examines the relevance of perception and attacks `social usefulness' as the criterion of excellence in the arts.
". . . it abounds in astute observations on art and artists and on the acts of seeing and reading and other experiences of mind and senses." - Haverford
[Studies in Art and Literary Theory No. 1]