The Essence of Aesthetic

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The Essence of Aesthetic
 (1921)  by Benedetto Croce, translated by Douglas Ainslie
Published 1921, composed and translated 1912

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The Essence of Æsthetic—A lecture prepared for the inauguration of the Rice Institute, by Senator Benedetto Croce, Life Senator of the Italian Kingdom, Member of several Royal Commissions, Editor of “La Critica,” and Minister for Education in the Gioletti Cabinet.


I “What is Art?”  
II Prejudices Relating to Art  
III The Place of Art in the Spirit and in Human Society  
IV Criticism and the History of Art  


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Original:
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The author died in 1952, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1948, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.