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AN ESSAY IN
GEORGE LANSING RAYMOND, L.H.D.
PROFESSOR OF AESTHETICS IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
SCULPTURE, AND ARCHITECTURE," ETC.
SEVENTH EDITION REVISED
G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
THIS work is intended to be complete in itself, devel.
oping from beginning to end the whole subject of which it treats. But this subject is a part of a larger
. one, connected with which are many underlying principles and practical inferences not mentioned here, although some of them, apparently, are not outside even of the limited range of discussion prescribed for this book by its title. To obviate the criticism which the omission of
any reference to these may naturally occasion, it seems well to state that Poetry as a Representative Art is only one of a series of volumes unfolding the general subject of Comparative Æsthetics in the following order :
Art in Theory, dealing with the distinctions between nature and art; between the useful and the beautiful as in æsthetic art; the different theories held concerning the latter, and their effects upon its products; the true theory, its philosophic aspects, and the classification of the arts as determined by it.
The Representative Significance of Form, discussing the kinds of truth derivable from nature and from man ; the distinctions between religious, scientific, and artistic truth; between different phases of the latter developed in the epic, the realistic, and the dramatic, as expressed in all the arts; and as differently expressed in the different arts, with illustrations showing the importance of making these