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

By Trevor Harris

The oldest be aware in politics is 'new'. The oldest be aware within the writing of heritage could be 'modern': it's, definitely, essentially 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 type which easily won't cross away...This choice of 8 essays on points of modernity and modernism takes up the problem of interpreting the complicated, yet attention-grabbing convergence of aesthetics, politics and a quasi-spiritual size that's probably normal of British modernist brooding about modernity. this can have produced figures whom we now brush off as eccentrics or 'aesthetes', it none the fewer produced figures whom many nonetheless contemplate as in a few feel embodying the nationwide identification: what, in the end, might 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 yet one more mutation of liberalism: a libertarian-humanitarian hybrid during which indigenous radical and Evangelical legacies retain medical socialism in cost, the place fellowship and domesticity part out a larger-scale, extra summary 'fraternity', and the place citoyennete or civisme fall down to what George Orwell was once later to outline easily as 'decency'.

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Now, in pointing his reader towards the superior art and institutions of the German Barbarian tribes, towards the idea of an ethnic energy–an energy now largely spent and which needs to be revived–Morris also touches on the broader theme of social evolution towards national regeneration, which was to become such a major political issue (under the  17 Kelvin, The Collected Letters, 2 pt. B (1885-1888), 600-1 (14th December 1886). “The Revival of Architecture,” 1888.

There was no reference, either, to Morris’s politics in the description of the exhibition, the previous day, by the Times’ art critic (“William Morris: the Centenary Exhibition”, The Times, 9th February 1934). 3 (London: Faber and Faber, 1994). 4 Writing on News from Nowhere, the political scientist, Ruth Kinna, also puts Morris’s socialism at some considerable distance from any radical praxis, insisting that: the key to Morris’s conception of the value of socialism lies in his understanding of the relationship between socialism and Romanticism.

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