The Education of Henry Adams (The Library of America) by Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams (The Library of America)
Author: Henry Adams
Title: The Education of Henry Adams (The Library of America)
ISBN10: 0679732322
ISBN13: 978-0679732327
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Vintage Books / The Library of America; 1st Vintage Books/Library of America ed edition (October 31, 1990)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1887 kb
Size epub: 1685 kb
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Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
At the utmost, the active-minded young man should ask of his teacher only mastery of his tools. The young man himself, the subject of education, is a certain form of energy; the object to be gained is economy of his force; the training is partly the clearing away of obstacles, partly the direct application of effort. Once acquired, the tools and models may be thrown away.The manikin, therefore, has the same value as any other geometrical figure of three or more dimensions, which is used for the study of relation. For that purpose it cannot be spared; it is the only measure of motion, of proportion, of human condition; it must have the air of reality; must be taken for real; must be treated as though it had life. Who knows? Possibly it had!