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

By Trevor Harris

The oldest observe in politics is 'new'. The oldest note within the writing of historical past might be 'modern': it truly is, definitely, probably the most overworked adjectives within the English language. however the indeterminacy might be simply differently of claiming that the problems raised are of a sort which easily won't cross away...This choice of 8 essays on features of modernity and modernism takes up the problem of reading the advanced, yet attention-grabbing convergence of aesthetics, politics and a quasi-spiritual size that's probably general of British modernist considering modernity. this can have produced figures whom we now push aside as eccentrics or 'aesthetes', it none the fewer produced figures whom many nonetheless reflect on as in a few feel embodying the nationwide id: what, finally, 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 another mutation of liberalism: a libertarian-humanitarian hybrid during which indigenous radical and Evangelical legacies retain medical socialism in money, the place fellowship and domesticity part out a larger-scale, extra summary 'fraternity', and the place citoyennete or civisme crumple to what George Orwell was once later to outline easily as 'decency'.

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6 Just two years before the centenary exhibition, after all, J. 7 Here, clearly, we pick up the trail of the alternative tradition. And did Morris’s younger daughter, May–present at the opening of the V&A retrospective, publish William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist,8 as another corrective to the “current superficiality”? The depoliticised Morris was clearly still in sufficiently good health for the communist historian, A. L. 9 The Marxist or Marxian recuperation of Morris perhaps reached its zenith, however, with E.

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