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Herbert Read and Selected Works

1st Edition

By Herbert Read


1,518 pages

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Hardback: 9781138914070
pub: 2015-05-22

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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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