The Shape of Content (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures #19) (Paperback)

By Ben Shahn

Harvard University Press, 9780674805705, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1992

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Description

In his 1956-57 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, the Russian-born American painter Ben Shahn sets down his personal views of the relationship of the artist--painter, writer, composer--to his material, his craft, and his society. He talks of the creation of the work of art, the importance of the community, the problem of communication, and the critical theories governing the artist and his audience.