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It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.





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Herbert Read
Herbert Read
  • Born: December 4, 1893
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet

Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC was an English art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher, best known for numerous books on art, which included influential volumes on the role of art in education. Read was co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts. As well as being a prominent English anarchist, he was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism.

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