A good overview of Read s philosophy of art, itself a series of small corrections to the aesthetics of Eric Gill as Read cites and Jacques Maritain unmentioned here It makes for a surprisingly easy read since Read is practical minded than Gill and concrete than Maritain. Herbert Read Was A Maverick Character In The Cultural Life Of The Twentieth Century A Radical Leader Of The Avant Garde In The S, And An Anarchist Revolutionary During The War Years, By The Time Of His Death In 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 PornographyAdept 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
Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC was an English anarchist poet, and critic of literature and art.Also published as Herbert Read.He was the publisher and editor in chief of Jung s collected works in English.
- 240 pages
- To Hell With Culture (Routledge Classics)
- Herbert Read
- 24 February 2017 Herbert Read