Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

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The photographer and reformer Jacob Riis once wrote, I have seen an armful of daisies keep the peace of a block better than a policeman and his club. Riis was not alone in his belief that beauty could tame urban chaos, but are aesthetic experiences always a social good? Could aesthetics also inspire violent crime, working-class unrest, and racial murder? To answer these questions, Russ Castronovo turns to those who debated claims that art could democratize culture civic reformers, anarchists, novelists, civil rights ...

Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226096292

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Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226096285

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