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Art in a City Revisited By Bryan Biggs (The Bluecoat)

Art in a City Revisited

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Drawing its inspiration from the ground-breaking book Art in a City by John Willett, which surveyed the condition of the visual arts in Liverpool in 1967, this collection of essays explores the art scene in contemporary Liverpool, engaging with views from within and beyond the city.
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Art in a City Revisited by Bryan Biggs (The Bluecoat)

Drawing its inspiration from the ground-breaking book Art in a City by John Willett, which surveyed the condition of the visual arts in Liverpool in 1967, this collection of essays explores the art scene in contemporary Liverpool, engaging with views from within and beyond the city. Contributors examine the often made claim that Liverpool is `the most significant UK centre for art outside London', and look at the key institutional players, those that existed at the time Willett wrote such as the Bluecoat and the Walker Art Gallery, as well as later developments such as Tate Liverpool, Open Eye, FACT, and Liverpool Biennial. There are discussions of Liverpool as an art city from the perspective of key artists who have worked there; of patronage in the arts, including the extent and role of public funding; of the changing nature of public art; of art's social role and the connection between the local and the international; and the shift in emphasis from education to participation in the arts. The book evaluates the role of art in city regeneration and the more general concept of `the creative industries', and it closes with a gathering of opinions about what the future holds for art in Liverpool following the city's year as European Capital of Culture.

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It is the first book to culturally assess the city following Capital of Culture, examining among other things that oft repeated claim the Liverpool is "the most significant UK centre for art outside London." * Liverpool Echo *

About Bryan Biggs (The Bluecoat)


Bryan Biggs has worked at Bluecoat over four decades, overseeing many aspects of the arts centre's work, from gallery exhibitions to capital development. He has been involved in other cultural organisations on Merseyside including the boards of FACT and Liverpool Biennial. He recently oversaw Bluecoat's tercentenary year, 2017, and creation of a new website, My Bluecoat, featuring material from the arts centre's archive. Julie Sheldon is Professor of Art History at Liverpool John Moores University, where she is also Dean of the Graduate School. She has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth century art and her work includes: Modern Art: A Critical Introduction (2004), Making American Art (2008), Art in a City Revisited (2009), The Letters of Lady Eastlake (2009) and Art for the Nation (2011).

Table of Contents


Introduction Bryan Biggs and Julie Sheldon Individuals and Institutions in Dialogue Lewis Biggs Liverpool, Art City? Sara Selwood Culture at the Heart of Regeneration? Pam Meecham Liverpool Glocal Sean Cubitt The Liverpool Artists' Sessions Robert Knifton Of Place and of People Mary Jane Jacob Learning and Interpretation Julie Sheldon Dissenters of the Creative Cathy Butterworth Soundings Colin Fallows

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GOR003839950
Art in a City Revisited by Bryan Biggs (The Bluecoat)
Bryan Biggs (The Bluecoat)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Liverpool University Press
2008-02-01
256
1846310830
9781846310836
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