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The Emerging Self

1. If civilisation has got the better of barbarism when barbarism had the world to itself, it is too much to profess to be afraid lest barbarism, after having been fairly got under, should revive and conquer civilisation. 722 more words

Houses of the Literary

In East Sussex, in a medieval town called Rye, is a Georgian-style manor known as the Lamb House. According to Kenneth Clark in his pamphlet, … 704 more words

Prying into the cracks of paintings

The Books That Shaped Art History is a new volume from Thames and Hudson, and is one of those books about books. It covers 16 classics of art theory and history from the twentieth century, including E H Gombrich’s (above) … 376 more words