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Author QuotedEdgar Wind
Title QuotedArt and Anarchy: The Reith Lectures
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/10/03
ImprintLondon : Faber & Faber. 1960
QuotationYesterday I finished Art and Anarchy and am returning it. - really an exceptionally good book. All the essays were solid and full of new insights (or old ones perhaps that had been forgotten). I particularly liked the one on "Art and Mechanisation," a topic that is too seldom regarded as presenting problems. I know how much you are concerned with this. It is very good about the dangerous implications of things that everyone takes for granted (Skira books on painting!) precisely because they are "good" (technically). These things need to be said. Yet he never gets into a mere dirge or Jeremiad, and this is good too. Thank you for the book.
Quotation SourceThe Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad majorem Dei Gloriam.; Edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. / [S.l.] : The University Press of Kentucky. 2014, p. 181
Letter toVictor Hammer
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