The Arts in Renewal Author:Sculley Bradley (Editor) Five Americans, each an artist preeminent in his own field, discuss here the direction of American art at a moment when the world stands on the brink of great change. In five brilliantly reasoned essays, they talk about the artist's responsibility to himself and to his society, the responsibility of renewal, which has taken the place of the ... more »revolt of the nineteen twenties. Lewis Mumford, an architect who has been foremost in the new art of urban planning, points out that the arts have won their formal freedom, have learned the uses of the new technologies and sciences, and must go forward with the great purpose of the restoration and renewal of man. William Schuman, musician, composer, administrator, discusses the spirit of the new music that will arise, while Peter Viereck writes of poetry, James A. Michener of the future of the novel, and Marc Connelly of the new theater.
This is a significant exposition of the creed of five great American artists, that may well serve as the pattern of the future of the creative arts in our time.« less