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AgitationsEssays on Life and Literature$
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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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Art and Craft

Art and Craft

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(p.107) 9 Art and Craft
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Agitations
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Arthur Krystal

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0009

This chapter is about art and craft. It suggests that labor is responsible for works of art because if not for labor then every talented person would be an artist. It also highlights the importance of work, knowledge, and skill to produce a craft. This chapter also argues that we have no business creating standards and rewarding or punishing artists insofar as they meet or fail to meet these standards because the mind has no capacity for absolute knowledge.

Keywords:   art, craft, labor, artist, talented person, work, knowledge

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