By Stephen Clarke
Was once the conflict of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was once Norman and hated the French. have been the Brits rather chargeable for the dying of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to loss of life for donning trousers. used to be the guillotine a French invention? Non! It was once invented in Yorkshire. Ten centuries' worthy of French ancient 'facts' chew the dirt as Stephen Clarke appears to be like at what has relatively been occurring for the reason that 1066...
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Of course , this is not to say that all types of imitation between media are acceptable . Some imitation across arts will be boring , rote , and unimaginative . But then the problem is that the work is boring , rote , and unimaginative , not that there are over laps between media . Indeed , there is nothing wrong , i n principle , with imitation across the arts unless one mistakenly assumes that ImItatIon , per se , IS unImagInatIve . Sankowski's defense of a limited number of cases of the medium specificity argument seems to be that in some instances we will be able to enhance the diversity of art by telling artists to take advantage of the properties unique to their medium .
Y. : Something Else Press , 1 967) , n . p . 20 . Bernard Bosanquet , Three Lectures on Aes thetics ( London : Macmillan and Co . Ltd . , 1915). 2 1 . A more expanded version of this particular argument can be found in my "The Specificity of Media in the Arts , " in The Journal of Aesthetic Education , Vol . 1 9 , n . 4 (Winter, 1 985 ) . This essay is also included in this volume . 22 . Herbert Read , A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (N. Y. : Oxford University Press , 1964) , pp . 247-257 .
But the question itself is inadmissible . It presup poses a view of the history of the arts as the rational unfolding of a grand plan . But , in fact , we have the arts we have as the result of discrete chains of events . Film was in vented because Edison thought it would be profitable to have visual accompaniments for his phonograph records , and not because he discerned a lacuna in the system of the arts . Perhaps dance was born when a burly Neanderthal accidentally stepped into his camp fire and , while hopping about on one foot , his clansmen clapped rhythmically in appreciation .
1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke