Verk, Stefen
December 1947
American Artist;Dec1947, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p55
The author discusses a nation's art and cultural cycle. He believes there are cycles to every civilization, the first of which is the birth of the government and securing livelihood, and the second is its focus on utilizing all natural and industrial resources. The third cycle is the point at which nationalism begins from self-scrutiny, where talents are more widely appreciated and compared to others, thus driving the creative portion of the nation. The fourth is the death of a civilization due to hedonism, apathy to others and disinterest in growth.


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