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Form in civilization; collected papers on art and labour.

Author: W R Lethaby
Publisher: London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Art
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lethaby, W.R. (William Richard), 1857-1931.
Form in civilization.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1957
(OCoLC)563483421
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W R Lethaby
OCLC Number: 660597
Description: 196 pages illustrations 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lewis Mumford --
Architecture as form in civilization --
Town tidying --
Towns to live in --
Housing and furnishing --
Design and industry --
Memorials of the fallen : service or sacrifice? --
The architecture of adventure --
Modern German architecture and what we may learn from it --
Architecture and modern life --
Education of the architect --
Education for appreciation or for production? --
Apprenticeship and education --
The need for beauty --
What shall we call beautiful? --
Exhibitionism at the Royal Academy and higher criticism of art --
Ruskin : defeat and victory --
Political economy or productive economy --
Arts and the function of guilds --
Art and workmanship --
The foundation in labour --
The centre of gravity --
The preservation of ancient architecture.
Responsibility: With a foreword by Lewis Mumford.

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