A holy tradition of working: passages from the writings of Eric Gill
This book is an anthology drawn from the work of Eric Gill, a well known sculptor, wood and stone carver, letterer, engraver, typeface designer and graphic artist. Besides his work in the arts, Gill was also a radical religious and social philosopher for whom "life was more than art, " because it was the highest art, the art of being human. His interests were never theoretical and his view of life was holistic, involving the whole person in a unity of art, work, and spiritual values. This volume is a wonderful glimpse into one of the 20th century's most creative minds.
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A. K. Coomaraswamy activity aesthetic Art and Scholasticism Art is skill artist beatific vision beauty Blake body Carlyle century Christian civilisation Cobbett concerned Coomaraswamy created creative creature David Jones deny desire distinction doctrine Edward Johnston emotion Eric Gill essay evil exist fact factory system faculty final cause formal cause freedom Gill's thought holiness honourable human idea imagination industrial intelligence Jacques Maritain kind knowledge labour leisure Lethaby living machine machinery man's nature matter and spirit means of production mechanical mental merely mind modern moral Morris Mulk Raj Anand necessary necessity normal object ourselves ownership paintings perfect perfectly person philosophy physical pleases pleasure possible proper prudence rational reason religion responsible Ruskin sculptures seen sense simply slave social society soul subhuman thing called Thomas Aquinas true truth word art worker workman workmanship