Use, Disuse, and the Experience of Meaning

Chicken Cup[1], Jingdezhen ceramic and enamel overpaint, 1468 – 1487 (Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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A concerto can exist on a page or it can exist on the stage. The existence of a work is not sufficient for the judgment of its beauty; should you be unable to read sheet music, the notes will fail to sound; it takes an orchestra to raise a concerto for the appreciation of its beauty[2].

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