27 JUNE 1896, Page 40

The Study of Art in Universities. By Charles Waldstein. (Osgood,

McIlvaine, and Co.)—We must be content with briefly mentioning that this little volume contains Professor Waldatein's inaugural lecture, delivered at Cambridge in June last. We will quote what may be called the text on which Professor Waldstein founds his discourse :—"Art production is taught in the art academy, the studios of the masters, the conservatories of music, and even the technical schools. Art enjoyment is en- 2.ouraged and developed by means of the collections of our museums, our exhibitions, our concerts, theatres, and all places of legitimate and elevating amusement, in which our pleasure flows through our higher senses, the eye and ear. Art under- standing ought to be studied and to be thoroughly represented in our universities." The art-professor, therefore, does not teach men either to be artists or connoisseurs, but to bring the know- ledge of art, which must not be classical only, but must take in all civilised life, to illustrate his knowledge of human history.