- Hardcover: 223 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019955952X
- ISBN-13: 978-0199559527
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.9 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,148,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As always with Scruton, his prose is exquisite and wonderfully clear, which fact together with the illustrations make his book a thing of beauty itself. A. C. Grayling, The Art Newspaper Careful and absorbing. A. C. Grayling, The Art Newspaper This is a fascinating and thought-provoking little book. A. C. Grayling, The Art Newspaper Roger Scruton has moments of great insight and clarity in this attractively slim volume. Sebastian Smee, The Observer A fascinating book, which I heartily recommend. Bryan Wilson, Readers Digest Short, fast paced, and wide ranging. Michael Tanner, Literary Review
About the Author
Roger Scruton is research Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences based in Arlington, Virginia. His previous academic affiliations have been Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and subsequently Professor of Philosophy and University Professor at Boston University. His most recent books are On Hunting (1998), An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture (1998), Spinoza (1998), and England: an Elegy (2000).
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I think this little essay is a strong assertion for a reconnection to the great traditions of art, not as something of the past...not as something to build a wall against...but as a living vibrant tradition, to which all can aspire, in our own era.