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The Art of Illustration (Classic Reprint)

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 220 Seiten
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While we thus commend illustrations for necessary uses, it must be remembered that they are not the strength Of a sermon any more than a window is the strength of a house; and for this reason, among others, they should not be too numerous. Too many openings for light may seriously detract from the stability Of a building. We have known sermons so full of metaphors that they became weak, and we had almost said crazy, structures. Ser mons must not be nosegays of owers, but sheaves Of wheat. Very beautiful sermons are generally very useless ones. TO aim at elegance is to court failure. It is possible to have too much of a good thing: a glass house is not the most comfortable of abodes, and be sides other Objectionable qualities it has the great fault of being sadly tempting to stone throwers. When a critical adversary attacks our metaphors he generally makes Short work of them. To friendly minds images are argu ments, but to opponents they are opportunities for attack; the enemy climbs up by the win dow. Comparisons are swords with two edges which cut both ways; and frequently what seems a sharp and telling illustration may be wittily turned against you, so as to cause a.

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Titel: The Art of Illustration (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781334022999
ISBN: 1334022992
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 220
Gewicht: 302g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T12mm
Jahr: 2016



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