The Splendid Wayfaring – Haldane Macfall (1913) (1st ed)

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The Splendid Wayfaring – Haldane Macfall (1913) (1st ed)

S$78.00

“As long as there is conscious life, so long will there be, and must be, Art – for conscious life cannot be without Art, or would go mad.”

Title: The Splendid Wayfaring

Author: Haldane Macfall

Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1913. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Cover quite badly faded and sunned, interior very good, with one black-and-white plate and numerous in-text woodcut illustrations. Slight foxing, and a small sticker to endpaper. About 200pp., app 11″ by 8″. A large book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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A series of philosophical essays about the arts by art critic Haldane Macfall.

“The realm of Art is prodigious; next to Life itself the vastest realm of man’s experience. It is universal, immeasurable, limitless – as life itself is universal, immeasurable, limitless. Its sole limitations are the limitations of life – and life is limitless. Individuals die, and individual Art dies; but life goes on and Art goes on. As long as there is conscious life, so long will there be, and must be, Art – for conscious life cannot be without Art, or would go mad.”

Contents:

  1. Of Life
  2. Of Art
  3. Of Craftsmanship
  4. Of Beauty
  5. Of the Mighty Acreage of the Garden of the Arts, and of the Vast Significances that dwell therein
  6. Of Impressionism
  7. Of the Intellect and the Senses in Art
  8. Of the Splendour of the Passions
  9. Of Art for Art’s Sake
  10. Of the Brain-Thief
  11. Of Criticism and the Milk of Asses
  12. Of Decay
  13. Of the Dealing in Antiquities
  14. Of the Great Dead
  15. Of the Academic Mind
  16. Of Style
  17. Of the Law
  18. Liberty the Breath of Art
  19. Of Authority and the Law-giver
  20. Of the Receivers of Art
  21. Of Subject
  22. Of the Breed of the Conquerors
  23. Of Splendid Rebels
  24. Of the Province of the Art of the Drama to Amuse
  25. Of the Manifold Dangers that Threaten the Art of the Drama
  26. Of the Puritan in us all
  27. Of the Power of the Drama
  28. Of the Hope of Salvation for the Puritan
  29. Of the Golden God of the Puritan – Thrift
  30. Of the Theatre