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                                     Significant Form


  • Art: what is articulated and has import. (Langer, Feeling and Form, p. 31)
  • “The basic concept is the articulate but non-discursive form having import without conventional reference, and therefore presenting itself not as a symbol in the ordinary sense, but as a “significant form,” in which the factor of significance is not logically discriminated, but is felt as a quality rather than recognized as a function. If this basic concept be applicable to all products of what we call “the arts,” …then all the essential propositions in the theory of music may be extended to the other arts, for they all define or elucidate the nature of the symbol and its import.” (Ibid., p.32)


See Life As Art, Quality Without a Name, Symbolism.


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