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Herbert Read and Selected Works



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Published May 20, 2015 by Routledge
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Herbert Read and Selected Works includes four of Herbert Read’s most seminal works; A Coat of Many Colours: Occasional Essays, The English Vision: An Anthology, The Tenth Muse: Essays in Criticism and The Politics of the Unpolitical. This collection also includes the title Herbert Read: A Memorial Symposium - a collection of essays that illustrates the many different aspects and achievements of Read’s career.

Table of Contents

Herbert Read: A Memorial Symposium

Frontispiece: The Young Herbert Read Jacob Kramer;  Preface; Point & Contact No. 3, 1965 Victor Pasmore;  Whipmawhopmagate George Barker;  Herbert Read: A Memoir Denise Levertov;  Herbert Read: Instead of an Elegy Michael Hamburger;  On Herbert Read Walter Gropius;  A Tribute Henry Moore;  Four Drawings Henry Moore;  The Limits of Permissiveness in Art Herbert Read;  A Tribute Ben Nicholson;  Two Etchings and Two Drawings Ben Nicholson;  Herbert Read: His Contribution to Art Education and to Education through Art Sam Black;  Four Sketches for Herbert Read Stephen Spender;  The Philosopher of Freedom George Woodcock;  Four Drawings Barbara Hepworth;  The Borehole Norman Nicholson;  Craving Denise Levertov;  An Exchange of Letters Edited by Reginald C. Terry Edward Dahlberg and Herbert Read;  Drowsing Over the Arabian Nights Thomas Kinsella;  Flower of the Mountain John Holloway;  Herbert Read and Byron G. Wilson Knight;  Herbert Read as a Literary Critic Kathleen Raine;  Emigrant, to the Receding Shore Donald Davie;  The Green Child Anthony Kerrigan;  The Poetry of Herbert Read Robin Skelton;  Song of Honour Robin Skelton;  The Final War Roy Fuller;  Beauty – Or the Beast? A Conversation in a Tavern Bonamy Dobree and Herbert Read;  Herbert Read Roland Penrose;  A Checklist of the Herbert Read Archive in the McPherson Library of the University of Victoria Howard Gerwing;  Notes on Contributors

The English Vision

Introduction;  Acknowledgements;  Table of Contents;  Landscape;  Upbringing;  Characteristics;  Historical Ideals;  National Temper;  Native Genius – Literature;  Native Genius – Drama;  Native Genius – Painting;  Native Genius – Music;  The Ultimate Ideal

The Tenth Muse

1. On Something in Particular  2. The Art of Art Criticism  3. Gauguin: the Return to Symbolism  4. The Inspired Tinker  5. Goethe and Art  6. Naum Gabo  7. Walter Pater  8. The Writer and His Region  9. Max Stirner  10. Frank Lloyd Wright  11. Religion and Culture  12. Michelangelo and Bernini  13. The Limits of Logic  14. Baudelaire as Art Critic  15. The Image in Modern English Poetry  16. De Tocqueville on Art in America  17. Sotto Voce  18. George Lukács  19. The Romantic Revolution  20. The Sustaining Myth  21. On First Reading Nietzsche  22. The Drama and the Theatre  23. Two Notes on a Trilogy  24. C. G. Jung  25. ‘The Prelude’  26. Barbara Hepworth  27. Susanne Langer  28. Henry Miller  29. ‘De Stijl’  30. Ezra Pound  31.The Architect as Universal Man  32. Gandhi  33. The Enjoyment of Art  34. D’Arcy Thompson  35. A Seismographic Art  36. Tribal Art and Modern Man  37. Graham Sutherland  38. Kokoschka  39. The Problem of the Zeitgeist  40. The Faith of a Critic;  Notes

The Politics of the Unpolitical

1. The Politics of the Unpolitical  2. The Cult of Leadership  3. Culture and Liberty  4. To Hell with Culture  5. Art in an Electric Atmosphere  6. The Vulgarity and Impotence of Contemporary Art  7. Modern Art and French Decadence  8. A Question of Life or Death  9. The Collective Patron  10. The Freedom of the Artist  11. The Nature of Revolutionary Art  12. A Civilization from Under  13. A Civilization and the Sense of Quality  14. A Solemn Conclusion

A Coat of Many Colours

1. The Greatest Work of Art in the World  2. Eric Gill  3. Klee  4. Lawrence of Arabia  5. "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"  6. Art and the People  7. Henry James  8. Art and War  9. George Herbert  10. Cezanne  11. The "Prelude" in Wartime  12. Bosch and Dali  13. The Paradox of Anarchism  14. Havelock Ellis  15. The Failure of the War Books  16. William Morris  17. Ben Nicholson  18. English Prose  19. Henri Rousseau  20. The Faculty of Abstraction  21. The Last of the Bohemians  22. Art and Autarky  23. Coleridge  24. Vulgarity  25. Shelley  26. Problems of Primitive Art  27. Milton  28. Sickert  29. Film Aesthetic  30. James Joyce  31. The Language of the Eye  32. Nathaniel Hawthorne  33. Gerard Manley Hopkins  34. The Poetry and Prose of Painting  35. Doctor Faustus  36. Toulouse-Lautrec  37. Wordsworth’s Remorse  38. Realism and Superrealism  39. A Further Note of Superrealism  40. George Saintsbury  41. Max Liebermann  42. Art and Ethics  43. The Later Yeats  44. Socialist Realism  45. The Significance of William James  46. The Poet and the Film  47. The Message of Ruskin  48. Etruscan Art  49. Walter de la Mare  50. Jean Helion  51. Kierkegaard  52. Indian Art  53. The Architect’s Place in a Modern Society  54. D. H. Lawrence  55. Modern Chinese Painting  56. Walter Bagehot  57. The Triumph of Picasso  58. The International Situation in American Fiction  59. Roger Fry  60. Raphael  61. T. E. Hulme  62. Seurat’s "La Baignade"  63. Stendhal  64. Georges Rouault  65. A Community of Individuals  66. Picasso’s "Guernica"  67. Machine Aesthetic  68. Andre Gide  69. The Duality of Leonardo 70. The "Areopagitica"  71. Envoy;  Notes

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