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

By Trevor Harris

The oldest note in politics is 'new'. The oldest be aware within the writing of historical past may be 'modern': it's, definitely, probably the most overworked adjectives within the English language. however the indeterminacy could be simply in a different way of claiming that the problems raised are of a sort which easily won't move away...This choice of 8 essays on features of modernity and modernism takes up the problem of interpreting the advanced, yet attention-grabbing convergence of aesthetics, politics and a quasi-spiritual measurement that's might be usual of British modernist pondering modernity. this can have produced figures whom we now brush off as eccentrics or 'aesthetes', it none the fewer produced figures whom many nonetheless ponder as in a few experience embodying the nationwide identification: what, in spite of everything, can 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 could have been pushing at used to be another mutation of liberalism: a libertarian-humanitarian hybrid within which indigenous radical and Evangelical legacies continue medical socialism in fee, the place fellowship and domesticity aspect out a larger-scale, extra summary 'fraternity', and the place citoyennete or civisme cave in to what George Orwell was once later to outline easily as 'decency'.

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