To Hell with Culture

To Hell with Culture Herbert Read was a maverick character in the cultural life of the th century A radical leader of the avant garde in the s and an anarchist revolutionary during the war years by the time of his

  • Title: To Hell with Culture
  • Author: Herbert Read
  • ISBN: 9780415289931
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • Herbert Read was a maverick character in the cultural life of the 20th 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.

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    1. I think he means that a radically democratic society is necessary so that ordinary people can work together to produce a material culture that doesn't suck. He kind of flips it, because usually the radically democratic society is the goal and art and education are ways to that goal but he has it all chicken-and-egged with education through art at the foundation of his edifice. Unfortunately, he builds on a lot of arguments from people like Sigmund Freud and Eric Gill, arguments that might have n [...]

    2. A good overview of Read's philosophy of art, itself a series of small corrections to the aesthetics of Eric Gill (whom he mentions) and Jacques Maritain (whom he does not). It makes for a surprisingly easy read since Read is more practical minded than Gill and more concrete than Maritain.

    3. ماهما صورتا مشكلة البحث فى الثقافة ؟ما هى أهداف بحث هربرت ريد ؟ ما هو المنهج الذى يرفضة هربرت ريد فى البحث فى مفهوم الثقافة ؟

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