Very informative and a fun book to read. Some interesting similarities beneath Johannes Brahms’s lullaby, Taylor swift songs, and Fifty shades of Grey.
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” Art is not, as the metaphysicians say, the manifestation of some mysterious idea of beauty or God. It is not, as the aesthetical physiologist say a game in which man lets off his excess of stored-up energy. It is not the expression of man’s emotion by external signs, it is not the production of pleasing objects, and above all, it is not pleasure. It is a means of union among men joining them together in the same feelings, and is indispensable for the life and progress towards well-being of individuals and of humanity”
- Leo Tolstoy, “What is art?”, 1897