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Living Arts 3 (Theo Crosby)

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Editor: Theo Crosby, John Bodley
Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Publication: 1964, First Edition
Binding: Softcover, section sewn
Pages: 128
Size: 210 x 200
Text: English
Design: Gordon House

(Preface) An idea implicit in much of the work in Living Arts has been that of the city as a dynamic human context, with its own patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour expressed in a distinct culture. For us, therefore, the question of violence is a challenge. City experience is bound to include aggression, as it includes all else that pertains to man; but this is not a deterioration that has come suddenly with urbanism. The blunt use of the concept of 'violence' - the emotiveness of the very word - prejudices our thinking about a forceful phenomena. So-called violence in this context is often no more than accelerated movement, the natural rhythm of a machine-age community. (The apparent fear of cities is really fear of urban man; of his basic appetites and habits amplified to a pitch of collective vehemence.)

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