Reason in Art
- The Life of Reason
- Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
- Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-09-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Barnaby on 24-09-12
Sensationally articulate: Pure intellectual oxygen
If you could sum up Reason in Art in three words, what would they be?
Santayana holds both subject and reader with respect, expecting to be followed into the deepest depths of good sense.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
A dense and intense capacity for clarity. You have to stop, occasionally just to absorb properly revelation after revelation.
What does Bernard Mayes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I would have liked an american accent, since Santayana considered himself an american intellectual, notwithstanding his love of Oxford where he was a student for a year.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Chapet 8 and 9
Any additional comments?
We need more visual art criticism, artists can listen while they work
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Sam Motes on 01-07-14
psychology of art
Not what I expected but still a decent philosophical read on why art is important.