Herbert Read Reassessed

BookHerbert Read Reassessed

Herbert Read Reassessed

1998

March 1st, 1998


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Herbert Read (1893–1968) acquired in his lifetime a considerable international reputation in all the major areas of his diverse activities: as poet, as educationalist, as anarchist, as philosopher (of aesthetics), as art critic, as historian of, and above all, as propagandist for modern art and design. The papers assembled in Herbert Read Reassessed offer a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of Read’s life work that is designed to stimulate debate.

An impressive volume... it manages to present a unified but not totalizing portrait of one of England’s most distinguished twentieth-century critics.

English Historical Review

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David Goodway is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Leeds. Previous publications include 'London Chartism, 1838-1848' (Cambridge University Press: 1982,2002), 'For Anarchism: History, Theory, and Practice' (ed. 'Routledge:1989) and 'Herbert Read Reassessed' (ed. Liverpool University Press:1998).

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction – David Goodway
The Poetry of Herbert Read – Kieron Winn
Herbert Read and the Great War – Hugh Cecil
Herbert Read as Literary Critic – John R. Doheny
Herbert Read’s Use of Sigmund Freud – John R. Doheny
Herbert Read as Autobiographer – Peter Abbs
Herbert Read as Novelist: The Green Child – Bob Barkers
Herbert Read and Contemporary Art – Andrew Causey
Herbert Read and Design – Robin Kinross
Herbert Read: Word and Object: In response to Robin Kinross
The Politics of Herbert Read – David Goodway
Herbert Read: Art, Education, and the Means of Redemption – Malcolm Ross
Herbert Read’s Organic Aesthetic: [I] 1918-1950 – David Thistlewood
Herbert Read’s Organic Aesthetic: [II] 1950-1968 – David Thistlewood
Perception and Expression: Read’s A Concise History of Modern Painting – Paul Street
Herbert Read and Englishness – Kevin Davey
Herbert Read and Essential Modernism: Or the Loss of an Image of the World
A chronological bibliography of books and pamphlets written, edited or translated by Herbert Read
Notes on Contributors
Index
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction – David Goodway
The Poetry of Herbert Read – Kieron Winn
Herbert Read and the Great War – Hugh Cecil
Herbert Read as Literary Critic – John R. Doheny
Herbert Read’s Use of Sigmund Freud – John R. Doheny
Herbert Read as Autobiographer – Peter Abbs
Herbert Read as Novelist: The Green Child – Bob Barkers
Herbert Read and Contemporary Art – Andrew Causey
Herbert Read and Design – Robin Kinross
Herbert Read: Word and Object: In response to Robin Kinross
The Politics of Herbert Read – David Goodway
Herbert Read: Art, Education, and the Means of Redemption – Malcolm Ross
Herbert Read’s Organic Aesthetic: [I] 1918-1950 – David Thistlewood
Herbert Read’s Organic Aesthetic: [II] 1950-1968 – David Thistlewood
Perception and Expression: Read’s A Concise History of Modern Painting – Paul Street
Herbert Read and Englishness – Kevin Davey
Herbert Read and Essential Modernism: Or the Loss of an Image of the World
A chronological bibliography of books and pamphlets written, edited or translated by Herbert Read
Notes on Contributors
Index