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Giles Auty: Review of The New Philistines by Sihrab Ahmari

Although I no longer 404 Not Found live permanently in Britain, I have been fascinated to learn about the apparent stir caused there recently by this worthy and unusual little book.


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The feelings of indignation and outrage which underwrite it are understandable.

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Yet even the fiercest cultural arguments seldom seem to stir much in the way of violent emotions in Britain. By custom […]

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Eric Coombes: The Destruction of Art Education and Its Implications for School Pupils

The near-destruction in the western world

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of a centuries-long tradition of visual education could be described –
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hyperbolically but not misleadingly – as having been accomplished overnight. The inherited gifts of that tradition are now being casually, ungratefully and even malevolently thrown away. In its 404 Not Found chronologically long-range survey, What Happened to Art Education? provides the context in which the extraordinary […]