Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga

Dutch philosopher, historian, researcher of culture, professor of Groningen and Leiden University.
The modern city hardly knows a pure darkness or true silence anymore, nor does it know the effect of a single small light or that of a lonely distant shout.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The spirit of playful competition is, as a social impulse, older than culture itself and pervades all life like a veritable ferment. Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play; music and dancing were pure play....We have to conclude, therefore, that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played. It does not come from play...it arises in and as play, and never leaves it.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.More Johan Huizinga quotes [09/01/2011 07:09:40]
In order to begin an analysis, there must already be a synthesis present in the mind.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What the study of history and artistic creation have in common is a mode of forming images.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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