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The austere pleasures of Sidney and Beatrice Webb

Britain, Ian (1982) The austere pleasures of Sidney and Beatrice Webb. History Today, 32 (8). pp. 21-29. ISSN 0018-2753

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"'They seemed to prefer things harsh and ugly ... the aesthetic quality of many of their proposals, the manner of their work ... work at times as dreadful as - well, War Office barrack architecture ... Theirs was a philosophy devoid of finesse ... If they had all the universe in hand, I know they would take down all the trees and put stamped tin green shades and sunlight accumulators. Alitora thought trees hopelessly irregular and see cliffs a great mistake ...' wrote H.G. Wells in his book 'The new Machiavelli' of the fictional counterparts of the Fabians, Sidney and Beatrice Webb." This article is an edited extract from 'Fabianism and culture : a study in British socialism and the arts, 1884-1918' by Ian Britain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 12:45

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