Lectura e ideas: Augusto Matte Pérez a través de su biblioteca.

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Abstract

The titles of the books in what remains of the library of Augusto Matte Pérez, a
Chilean liberal of the end of the 19th century and father of the sculpiress Rebeca
Matte Bello, provide a clue to the ideas wich guided his political, diplomatic and
cultural activities in Europe from 1890 until his death in 1913, and the effects on the education and artistic formation of his daughter.
Matte’s liberalism follows the ideas of John Stuart Mill; he was secular minded,
somewhat pragmatic and progressive, especially in educational matters. He
recognized the importance of education in the development of talents of both men and women. However, this rationalism in Matte went together with a marked interest in the Romantic thinkers, wich was what finally directed his daughter as an artist.
Original languageSpanish (Chile)
Pages (from-to)29-43.
JournalBoletín de la Academia Chilena de la Historia
Volume68
Issue number111
StatePublished - 2002

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