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Posted by  Paul Malo on September 12, 2002 at 09:53:36:

In Reply to:  Re: tradition and innovation posted by d on September 12, 2002 at 09:12:11:

Clifford Geertz, the distinguished anthropologist, has a review of the book by the art historian, Ernst Gombrich, in the current issue of the New York Review of Books. If you don't see this journal regularly (and it's my favorite reading) I urge you to look up this article, since it is very mucy devoted to Primitivism--the central concern of Gombrich regarding modernism in art.

This is a fine review by a very astute cultural critic--but I was surprised to find no mention of Nietzsche, whose thinking about primitivism was seminal. The notion of the Dionysian as the polar opposition to the Apollonian seemed the hover constantly over this discussion, but was never mentioned.

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