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Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out. ---->>>

If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change. ---->>>

Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country. ---->>>

Ruskin's concern for art education applied to the development of the power of the hand and eye for everyone. ---->>>

Ruskin believed that everyone had visual as well as verbal capacities that needed to be developed in order to become a complete human being, and that the apprehension of truth depended on the power of observation. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 06-02, 1943
Occupation: Historian

Robert Alwyn Petrie Hewison (born 2 June 1943) is a British cultural historian. He was educated at Bedford School, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in 1965, MA in 1970, MLitt in 1972, and DLitt in 1989. For most of his professional life he has made a living as a freelance writer and curator and he has written for The Sunday Times since 1981 (wikipedia)