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High culture and tall chimneys art institutions and urban society in Lancashire, 1780-1914

Author: James Moore
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2018
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This new study examines how nineteenth-century industrial Lancashire became a leading national and international art centre. By the end of the century almost every major town possessed an art gallery, while Lancashire art schools and artists were recognised at home and abroad. The book documents the remarkable rise of visual art across the county, along with the rise of the commercial and professional classes who  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Moore
ISBN: 9781784991470 1784991473
OCLC Number: 1038263797
Accession No: (DE-604)BV044913810 (DE-599)BVBBV044913810
Description: ix, 322 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: 1. Introduction: art in the first industrial society 2. Lorenzo in Liverpool: William Roscoe, civic myths and the institutionalisation of urban culture 3. An 'ornament to the town'? The Royal Manchester Institution and early public art patronage in Manchester4. From private to civic: the diverse origins of the municipal art gallery movement5. A 'solid foundation'? Art schools and art education6. The art of philanthropy? The formation and development of the Walker Art Gallery7. A problem of scale and leadership? Manchester's municipal ambitions and the 'failure' of public spirit8. Challenging 'the ocean of mediocrity and pretence'? The alternative visions of the Whitworth and Harris Galleries9. The rise and fall of the municipal art gallery movement? The public and private dimensions of local civic artBibliographyIndex -- .
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This study follows the development of Lancashire's unique network of art institutions throughout the nineteenth century, exploring the motivations of the artists, patrons, politicians and  Read more...

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