The 7 Lively Arts: The Classic Appraisal of the Popular Arts. Gilbert Seldes.

The 7 Lively Arts: The Classic Appraisal of the Popular Arts

Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 2001. Reprint. Softcover. Used - Good/Very Good. Some spine slant. Rear cover is creased. B/W illustrations. Clean, unmarked, tight. 13.5 x 20.25 cm. Index. 398 pp. Item #11563

Highly acclaimed when it was first published in 1924, this enduring classic fired the opening salvo in a campaign for serious recognition of the importance of popular culture. Seldes - a journalist, editor, and cultural critic - believed that for a civilized person 'there need be present no conflict between the great arts and the minor; he will see in the end, that they minister to each other.'

This is a 2001 unabridged reprint of the 1924 original work by Seldes, with a new introduction by Michael Kammen.

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