Just bought a copy of On Form today. It's by Angela Leighton and I am wholly absorbed by it.
How I wish I'd had this book when I was studying the 20th C Texts and Debates course! It really brings together the development of thought about how form is one of those words/concepts/vitally important things that has continued to develop and morph from Kant's time, through Pater and the 'art for art's sake' debates, through aestheticism, utilitarianism through the bankruptcy of aesthetics into the thirties, equally through modernism, postmodernism... ack - I sound like I'm ranting now and that's only Chapter One! So lucid and easy to read... why had I not this book last year when I turned to form, seriously?
More later, when I've read and digested the book and written all the poems which are crowding around me like little vampirelets begging for life force.
Ah, my muse is back! Thank the muse.