Oswald Spengler. The Decline of the West. An abridged edition by Helmut Werner. English abridged edition prepared by Arthur Helps from the translation by Charles Francis Atkinson. New York: oxford University Press c199 [1926, 1928, 1932]. xxxx,415, xvix

IMITATION AND ORNAMENT [102]

All art is expression-language. This expression is either ornament or imitation. Both are higher possibilities...

I. Imitation

II.Ornament - does not follow the stream of life but rigidly faces it
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