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ISBN: 0374223130 / ISBN-13: 9780374223137

Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership

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  • Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Hardcover (2010)
    by Lewis Hyde

    Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership

    Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2010
    English
    306 pages

    ISBN: 0374223130
    ISBN-13: 9780374223137

    "Common As Air" offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present. Suspicious of the current idea that all creative work is 'intellectual property', Lewis Hyde turns to America's Founding Fathers - men like Adams, Madison, and Jefferson - in search of other ways to imagine the fruits of human wit and imagination. What he discovers is a rich tradition in which knowledge was assumed to be a commonwealth, not a private ... Show more

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