The Need to Give: The Patron and the Arts

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Acknowledgements

I am particularly grateful to Sir Roy Strong, Sir Hugh Willatt, David Aukin, Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson and many others who have read these studies and given me the benefit of their opinions, although I remain wholly responsible for the present text. I am indebted on three counts for permission to quote extracts:

Faber and Faber Ltd ( Notes Towards the Definition of Culture by T. S. Eliot), Garamond Publishers Ltd( The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, 1982) and Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc. ( Howl by Allen Ginsberg , 1956 and 1986).

I also acknowledge the following references: p. 22, translation by Katherine Watson of Ernst Kuhnel, Islamic Art ( G. Bell & Sons, 1970); p. 29, translation of Durham Cathedral MS in D. Talbot Rice , English Art 871-1100 ( Oxford University Press, 1952); p. 120 and p. 139, translation by Jack Hirschmann of "Shit to the Spirit" from the Antonin Artaud Anthology ( City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1956); p. 121 and p .182, Dr Thomas Jones, quoted in Harold Baldry, The Case for the Arts ( Secker &Warburg 1981); p. 127, Henry Moore to Walter Hussey in his Patron of Art (Weidenfeld, 1985); p. 130, John Lane, Arts Centres: Every town should have one (Elek, 1978); p. 154, Lewis Mumford, The Culture of Cities (Harcourt Brace, 1938); p. 173, Jacques Barzun, The Use and Abuse of Art (Bollingen, 1974) (A. W. Mellon Lecture in the Fine Arts); p. 182, Peter Stark quoted in Harold Baldry, The Case for Arts ( Secker &Warburg, 1981); and p. 186, Hans Haacke, quoted in Susi Gablik, Has Modernism Failed? ( Thames &Hudson, 1984).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Dedication v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Chapters *
  • I - The First Patron 1
  • 2 - Destroyers and Preservers 15
  • 3 - Giving to God and Self 29
  • 4 - The Artist, the Patron and the Slave 46
  • 5 - A Sort of Economic Man 58
  • 6 - The Tree of Life, the Tree of Death 75
  • 7 - Its Own Natural Qualities 91
  • 8 - The War to End All Art 106
  • 9 - The Three Cultures 121
  • 10 - The Revolution That Never Could Be 135
  • 11 - The Patrons and the Arts 152
  • 12 - The Patrons of the Message 170
  • Endpiece - We, the Patrons . . . 188
  • Notes 193
  • Index 203
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