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Art Under Plutocracy

William Morris

Publisher: Good Press

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Dive into the 27-page classic "Art Under Plutocracy" by William Morris, a thought-provoking exploration of art's role and challenges in a society dominated by wealth. Written in the 1890s, Morris delves into the intersection of art, society, and economics. His insights and critiques remain relevant, making this a must-read for art enthusiasts and historians alike.
Available since: 12/08/2020.
Print length: 27 pages.

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