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Art, Politics and Society in Britain (1880-1914): Aspects of by Trevor Harris

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By Trevor Harris

The oldest be aware in politics is 'new'. The oldest observe within the writing of heritage could be 'modern': it truly is, definitely, essentially the most overworked adjectives within the English language. however the indeterminacy is likely to be simply differently of claiming that the problems raised are of a type which easily won't move away...This number of 8 essays on points of modernity and modernism takes up the problem of studying the complicated, yet interesting convergence of aesthetics, politics and a quasi-spiritual size that's might be usual of British modernist considering modernity. this can have produced figures whom we now brush off as eccentrics or 'aesthetes', it none the fewer produced figures whom many nonetheless consider as in a few experience embodying the nationwide identification: what, in any case, may be extra 'English' than a William Morris wallpaper layout? instead of in the direction of socialism in any of its 'scientific' guises, what the British modernist method of modernity can have been pushing at used to be one more mutation of liberalism: a libertarian-humanitarian hybrid within which indigenous radical and Evangelical legacies continue clinical socialism in money, the place fellowship and domesticity aspect out a larger-scale, extra summary 'fraternity', and the place citoyennete or civisme collapse to what George Orwell was once later to outline easily as 'decency'.

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