Jacques Martin Barzun (November 30, 1907 – October 25, 2012) was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. He wrote on a range of topics as broad as baseball and classical music, but is perhaps best known as a philosopher of education.
Barzun's Teacher in America (1945) was an important influence on post-WWII training of schoolteachers in the United States. He would publish... more »
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''Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.''Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), U.S. scholar. Newsweek (New York, Dec. 5, 1955).
The distinction between the two types of art is a difference of density rather than of species. In the same number of bars of Beethoven and Sousa, there is, in Beethoven, more of the essence of music,...Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), U.S. educator, critic. Of Human Freedom, Little, Brown (1939).
''Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.''Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), U.S. scholar. quoted in Michael Novak, The Joy of Sports, pt. 1 (1976).
In a large university, there are as many deans and executive heads as there are schools and departments. Their relations to one another are intricate and periodic; in fact, "galaxy" is too loose a ter...Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), French-born U.S. critic, educator. Teacher in America, ch. 13, Little, Brown (1954).