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Contemporary British Art

By Herbert Read
Edition: Revised edn.
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books
Year: 1964
Language: English
Pages: 61 + plates
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"I see two predominant tendencies that may in the end prove to be complementary rather than contradictory - the search for formal harmony, for an equilibrium that compensates for our spiritual chaos; and the desire to express that chaos itself in images of uncompromising vitality. Ben Nicholson and Francis Bacon may be taken as representatives of each extreme." p. 20