When art history books, or books about art history, aren’t published in the United States, people are able to find them online, but it’s not always clear what they cover or who wrote them.
A recent article by NPR’s Ari Shapiro on the topic asked people to share their favorite art history and literature quotes.
Here are some of the best ones.
Rhythmic in art The first book I read about the history of jazz music, Rhythm in Art, by David Siegel, was published in 1971.
The title refers to the rhythmic changes that are a key part of the music.
Siegel describes how the rhythm in a song changes depending on the rhythm of the instrument being played.
The book’s main purpose is to help musicians understand the rhythms of their instrument, but the quotes are more about how art historians and art historians in general use music to tell stories.
“The rhythm of a piece of music is not necessarily what determines the tone of the song,” Siegel writes.
“What’s more, this rhythm of music can vary with the time of day or even with the weather conditions, which means that the same piece of musical material could be played at different tempos, rhythms, and rhythms with different musical styles.”
Rhythms are a very important part of history, he adds, and the rhythm is important as well.
Siggens art history quotes about jazz and music include: “The sound of a song is like a small orchestra, which plays with a large orchestra that plays with small ones.”