ANCH026_Lecture01

Wilhelm von humboldt 1807 you only see what you re

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Unformatted text preview: and to produce.” •  Wilhelm von Humboldt (1807) YOU ONLY SEE WHAT YOU ‘RE LOOKING FOR “the one way for us to become great, perhaps inimitable, is by imitating the ancients.” the ideal of "noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” Johann Joachim Winckelmann(1755) Peplos Kore, Athens, c. 530 BCE We cannot know his legendary head with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso is still suffused with brilliance from inside, like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low, gleams in all its power. Otherwise the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could a smile run through the placid hips and thighs to th...
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