Wednesday, August 20, 2008

22.0 More archival finds

The first book I. A. Richards ever published was a three-author take on Foundations of Aesthetics. While significant in his career and (I think) significant in its attempt to place literary and plastic arts within a single aesthetic theory, it has nonetheless been neglected.

But now, we have copies of IAR's original paintings, done while convalescing just prior to the start of Foundations. It shows a mind trying to work through the act of painting, just before starting his research into aesthetics.

I am requesting hi-res digital images of three. If I can interest a journal, I will. If not, I will make t-shirts.


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