Jacques Barzun


Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was born in France and came to the United States in 1920. After graduating from Columbia College, he joined the faculty of the university, becoming Seth Low Professor of History and, for a decade, dean of faculties and provost. The author of some thirty books, he received the Gold Medal for Criticism from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, of which he was twice president.


Simple & Direct

Jacques Barzun


Teacher in America

Jacques Barzun


The Use and Abuse of Art

Jacques Barzun


A Word or Two Before You Go . . . .

Jacques Barzun


The Culture We Deserve

Jacques Barzun


The House of Intellect

Jacques Barzun


Dictionary of Accepted Ideas (Revised)

Gustave Flaubert