” The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity. “


” Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. “


” To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity. “


” The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does. “



All 4 Lewis Mumford Quotes about Art in picture


The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.

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