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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