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To Hell With Culture


Author : Herbert Read
language : en
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date : 2002

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Herbert Read was a maverick character in the cultural life of the twentieth century. A radical leader of the avant garde in the 1930s, and an anarchist revolutionary during the war years, by the time of his death in 1968 he had become a key figure at the heart of the British cultural establishment. To Hell with Culture offers readers an ideal overview of the ideas that marked out this seminal and hugely influential thinker. It is a controversial work that engages the reader in a wide range of topics, from revolutionary art to pornography. Adept at challenging assumptions and penetrating to the heart of any issue, Read's deft prose encourages the reader to think critically, to question and to subvert the voice of authority, of whatever political or cultural creed. Only through such a critical evaluation of culture, Read believes, can one appreciate the art that arises from the 'unpolitical manifestation of the human spirit'. At a time when authority and value are questionable terms, and when culture itself is a contested concept, Read's is both a challenging and an enlightening voice.

To Hell With Culture


Author : Herbert Read
language : en
Publisher: Schocken
Release Date : 1964

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To Hell With Culture And Other Essays On Art And Society


Author : Sir Herbert Edward Read
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1963

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The Social Impact Of The Arts


Author : E. Belfiore
language : en
Publisher: Springer
Release Date : 2008-09-16

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An intellectual history of contrasting ideas around the power of the arts to bring about personal and societal change - for better and worse. A fascinating account of the value and functions of the arts in society, in both the private sphere of individual emotions and self-development and public sphere of politics and social distinction.

Encyclopedia Of The Essay


Author : Tracy Chevalier
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2012-10-12

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Herbert Read Reassessed


Author : David Goodway
language : en
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Release Date : 1998

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Herbert Read (1893–1968) acquired in his lifetime a considerable international reputation in all the major areas of his diverse activities: as poet, as educationalist, as anarchist, as philosopher (of aesthetics), as art critic, as historian of, and above all, as propagandist for modern art and design. The papers assembled in Herbert Read Reassessed offer a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of Read’s life work that is designed to stimulate debate. "An impressive volume... it manages to present a unified but not totalizing portrait of one of England’s most distinguished twentieth-century critics."—English Historical Review

The Cradle Of Humanity


Author : Georges Bataille
language : en
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
Release Date : 2005

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A radically interdisciplinary—anthropological, theological, philosophical, aesthetic—inquiry into the origins of human consciousness, community, and potential.