Art and the Intellect. Harold Taylor.
Art and the Intellect

Art and the Intellect

New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1960. First Edition. Softcover. "Dr. Harold Taylor is one of America's most brilliant and progressive educators. As President of Sarah Lawrence College, he pioneered new scholastic methods...and resigned only recently to devote himself entirely to teaching and writing...Dr. Taylor is a dynamic and lucid spokesman for art education. He has a profound understanding of the creative process, its significance in daily life, and its importance to the cultural problems of modern society." (from introduction by Victor D'Amico, Director, Department of Education, The Museum of Modern Art) Two seminal essays by Harold Taylor (1914-1993), the Canadian-born academician & writer who was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. "Art and the Intellect" & "Moral Values and the Experience of Art" were originally lectures he delivered at MoMA during 1958 & 1952 respectively, & "...are two of his most forthright and stimulating statements." (from D'Amico's introduction). This compact production was published by MoMA in 1960, & there is no reference to subsequent printings on the copyright page, so we presume this is the first printing. With front cover image of artwork entitled "Head, VI" (1950) by Pavel Tchelitchew. An important creative-cultural literary collectible. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching & short creases to glossy front, back covers & spine; mild wear & tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; one very short closed surface-tear at middle of front cover spine-edge; very mild browning to edges of text block; a few tiny spots at lower right edge of same. Interior fine with only previous owner's minor marginalia consisting of small brackets in blue ink not effecting text on some pages; one small arrow below one such bracket (pg. 23); tiny bumps at upper corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3129]

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