Read, Herbert
June 1953
New Republic;6/1/53, Vol. 128 Issue 22, p17
Book Review
The article focuses on the book "Feeling and Form: A Theory of Art," by Susanne K. Langer. The author says that it would be possible to argue that the main object of art is to do away with symbols. Langer defines a symbol as "any device whereby the readers are enabled to make an abstraction." Mrs. Langer remains in this work primarily a philosopher, and she is therefore much concerned with definition-.-with the definition of art itself, and with the meanings one should attach to such words as expression, creation etc.


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