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Art for the Nation By Brandon Taylor

Art for the Nation by Brandon Taylor

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Art first became "public" in Britain through a series of relationships between national galleries, patrons, collections of art, and sections or classes of the population as a whole. This study concentrates on London, and analyzes the formation of the major national art institutions at its centre.

Art for the Nation Summary

Art for the Nation by Brandon Taylor

Art first became "public" in Britain through a series of interlocking relationships between national galleries, patrons, collections of art, and sections or classes of the population as a whole. This study concentrates on London, and analyzes the formation of the major national art institutions at its geographical and managerial centre. Metropolitan centralization has often been remarked on but seldom described; yet from the exhibitions preceding the birth of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, to the events surrounding the founding of the National Gallery (1824), the South Kensington museum (1852), the Tate Gallery (1897), the Arts Council of Great Britain (1946) and the Hayward Gallery (1968), an image emerges of the character of official British culture and the audiences that it postulated and assumed. From the first public exhibitions in London in the 1760s through to the 1960s and beyond, a series of institutions either patronized by the monarch or administered directly by the state - or both - has set the tone for the manners and attitudes of the viewing public of the nation as a whole.

Table of Contents

Introduction - the birth and death of the public; in the image of the king - the Royal Academy of Arts, 1960-71; audiences for Trafalgar Square - the National Gallery, 1837-51 British art and crime - the Millbank Tate, 1897-1903; entente cordiale - extending the Tate Gallery, 1921-6; the battle for taste - from the Arts Council to the ICA, 1945-9; towards the New Art - the Hayward Gallery, 1968-72; Coda - new galleries for a new century.

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GOR004829467
9780719054532
0719054532
Art for the Nation by Brandon Taylor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1999-04-22
336
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