The Romantic Manifesto

The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593437322

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently demonstrates her refusal to let popular catchwords and conventional ideas stand between her and the truth as she has discovered it. The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

The Romantic Manifesto

Many of these manifestos are translated here for the first time: the remaining are newly translated for this collection.

Author: Larry H. Peer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106009006351

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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The vexed question of what the Romantics themselves said about Romanticism has been approached in a number of different ways, but their major public declarations have never been gathered together. Indeed, with the exception of a few of these (such as Stendhal's "Racine et Shakespeare), " this body of evidence has been unavailable to the English-speaking audience. Many of these manifestos are translated here for the first time: the remaining are newly translated for this collection. Taken together, they show Romanticism as a coherent and unified movement appearing in pulses throughout Eastern and Western Europe in the early nineteenth century, with a continual spiritual kinship to Schlegelian origins.

The Man and Woman Manifesto

The Romantic Manifesto—Ayn Rand Let's move ahead to another manifesto, this one by Ayn Rand (19051982). Ayn Rand's The Romantic Manifesto was published in 1962. Why would I choose Ayn Rand's manifesto to review?

Author: Christopher Alan Anderson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781506903156

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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In The Man and Woman Manifesto: What We Believe!, the author gives an accounting of what this paradigm shift into man and woman balance is about, both individually and for the world at large. We are at a turning point in the conscious evolution of mankind on planet earth. We all feel the change, and turbulence, although we are not sure of which way to turn. We are being offered an empty sexual progressivism through L,G,B,T,Q, as well as an existential threat in Islamic radicalism. In the meantime, our own Constitutional system of governance with its Christian roots seems to comprise a history--what is the way forward? These are not easy questions. This is not an easy book. But if you can capture its essence your life will forevermore have purpose. This writing will forevermore change your life as well as the world at large. Keywords: Metaphysics, Spiritual, Sexual, Love, Man, Woman, Balance, Freedom, Life, Eternal

Quicklet on Ayn Rand s The Romantic Manifesto

ABOUT THE BOOK This book includes a collection of essays and one short story ("The Simplest Thing in the World").

Author: Alexandra Grashkina-Hristov

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614646952

Category: Study Aids

Page: 36

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ABOUT THE BOOK This book includes a collection of essays and one short story ("The Simplest Thing in the World"). The first edition of the book was published by The World Publishing Company in 1969, The revised edition in 1975 added the essay "Art and Cognition. This was the first book Rand published without collaborating with her former protege Nathaniel Branden, and unlike her two previous essay collections, this book not contain material by Branden or any other authors besides Rand. Along with, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, The Romantic Manifesto remains one of Ayn Rands most famous books and a prominent 20-century literary achievement. In each essay, Rand discusses on the nature of art from a different perspective and reflects upon the importance of art for human life in general . The author divides artistic endeavors into two types: "valid" and "invalid" forms. An invalid art form would be an art form that simply captures reality as it is without necessarily representing an ideal or becoming a vessel for a moral message. A valid form of art, in Rands opinion, always aims to idealize and elevate the human spirit. MEET THE AUTHOR Alexandra has a B.A. degree with honors in political science from Williams College and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University. As a writer, she has contributed to,,,,, and others. Like many theater lovers, she really enjoys writing reviews for plays, dance performances, and movies. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK 1.The Psycho-Epistemology of Art In this essay, Rand states that the powerful influence of art over human life has remained a dark mystery to scholars. She believes the influence of art is deeply personal and that it has accompanied men from the pre-historical age but that many take art for granted instead of exploring its importance. She blames a philosophy of selflessness for the neglect of the importance of art and suggests that art does have a practical purpose at all times. 2.Philosophy and Sense of Life In the second essay of the book, Rand writes that religion is only a primitive form of philosophy but that human nature makes it impossible to refrain from generalizing, which means that human beings need to formulate a sense of life through a process of cognitive and emotional abstraction. Eventually, humans define what is important to them and the integrated sum of a mans basic values is what defines the sense of his life. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Ayn Rand's The Romantic Manifesto + About the Book + About the Author + Overall Summary + Chapter-by-Chapter Commentary & Summary + ...and much more Ayn Rand's The Romantic Manifesto

What Art Is

In The Romantic Manifesto, 45–79. ———. The Art of Fiction. Edited by Tore Boeckmann. New York: Plume, 2000. ———. “Art and Sense of Life.” In The Romantic Manifesto, 34–44. ———. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, 1957. ———.

Author: Michelle Kamhi

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812699593

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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What is art? The arts establishment has a simple answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or expert says it is. Though many people are skeptical about the alleged new art forms that have proliferated since the early twentieth century, today's critics claim that all such work, however incomprehensible, is art. A groundbreaking alternative to this view is provided by philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand (1901–1982). Best known as the author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand also created an original and illuminating theory of art, which confirms the widespread view that much of today's purported art is not really art at all. In What Art Is, Torres and Kamhi present a lucid introduction to Rand's esthetic theory, contrasting her ideas with those of other thinkers. They conclude that, in its basic principles, her account is compelling, and is corroborated by evidence from anthropology, neurology, cognitive science, and psychology. The authors apply Rand's theory to a debunking of the work of prominent modernists and postmodernists—from Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, and Samuel Beckett to John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and other highly regarded postmodernist figures. Finally, they explore the implications of Rand's ideas for the issues of government and corporate support of the arts, art law, and art education. "This is one of the most interesting, provocative, and well-written books on aesthetics that I know. While fully accessible to the general reader, What Art Is should be of great interest to specialists as well. Ayn Rand's largely unknown writings on art—especially as interpreted, released from dogma, and smoothed out by Torres and Kamhi—are remarkably refined. Moreover, her ideas are positively therapeutic after a century of artistic floundering and aesthetic quibbling. Anyone interested in aesthetics, in the purpose of art, or in the troubling issues posed by modernism and post modernism should read this book." —Randall R. Dipert Author of Artifacts, Art Works, and Agency "Torres and Kamhi effectively situate Rand's long-neglected esthetic theory in the wider history of ideas. They not only illuminate her significant contribution to an understanding of the nature of art; they also apply her ideas to a trenchant critique of the twentieth century's 'advanced art.' Their exposure of the invalidity of abstract art is itself worth the price of admission." —Chris Matthew Sciabarra Author of Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical "Rand's aesthetic theory merits careful study and thoughtful criticism, which Torres and Kamhi provide. Their scholarship is sound, their presentation is clear, and their judgment is refreshingly free from the biases that Rand's supporters and detractors alike tend to bring to considerations of her work." —Stephen Cox University of California, San Diego

The Romantic s Manifesto

Simply written and easy to read, The Romantic's Manifesto is a practical guide to re-ignite the spark in your relationship and to sustain the joy of being in romantic love for all time.

Author: Bill Zajac

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1470111322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 70

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Simply written and easy to read, The Romantic's Manifesto is a practical guide to re-ignite the spark in your relationship and to sustain the joy of being in romantic love for all time. Building on six guiding philosophies including, "We will not settle for real love," and "We will continuously strive to be creative in our romance," The Romantic's Manifesto leads you through the ten fundamentals for keeping romance alive in your relationship. The Manifesto also contains numerous romantic ideas that can be directly taken and applied in your relationship starting today!

Movement Manifesto Melee

Untitled and unpublished manifesto [later published as “The Word as Such,” 1933]. 1913. ... “From Cubism to Suprematism” [manifesto-brochure accompanying “0-10” Exhibition]. ... Peer, Larry H. The Romantic Manifesto: An Anthology. Vol.

Author: Milton A. Cohen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739157923

Category: Art

Page: 384

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Providing a historical taxonomy of the early modernist art groups in Europe and America, Milton Cohen demonstrates how these groups were largely responsible for the artistic innovation and nearly all the avant-garde agitation and major events of these years. With concluding appendices intended for scholars and specialists, this engagingly written book will be useful not only for classroom use and scholarly research, but will appeal to anyone interested in reading a fresh approach to the history of this period.