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To Hell with Culture

Herbert Read

ISBN 10: 0710020074 / ISBN 13: 9780710020079
Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC, 1963
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Second impression 1963. Prev owner laminated dust jacket to boards. Looks good and will last that way for a long time. Very good hardcover with very good dust jacket. Unmarked, bright and clean with square and tight binding. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000022198

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Title: To Hell with Culture

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

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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.

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Sir Herbert Read (1893-1968). Leading poet, publisher, educational theorist and social reformer, who was one of the most influential art critics of the twentieth century.

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