9780813527024

Art for the Nation : Exhibitions and the London Public, 1747-2001

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813527024

  • ISBN10:

    0813527023

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Summary

In Art for the nation, Brandon Taylor gives us a fascinating glimpse at the development of museums as institutions. He provides an absorbing account of the growth of public culture as he analyzes the politics, geography, and social life of metropolitan and visual culture. He also provides an eye-opening social history of the relationship between the classes and the entree of many Jewish patrons into a world from which they might otherwise have been excluded. At a time when museums are constantly in the news-as one of the fastest growing businesses in both England and the United States, as tourist attractions and gift shops, as malls of art, and as educational centers-this book is indispensable reading. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Brandon Taylor is Professor of History of Art and Design in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southampton.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
vi(8)
Preface and acknowledgements xiv
1 In the image of the King: towards the Royal Academy of Arts
1(28)
2 Publics for Trafalgar Square: the National Gallery
29(38)
3 Instructing the whole nation: South Kensington to St Martin's Place
67(33)
4 A national gallery of British art: the Millbank Tate
100(32)
5 Managing `modern foreign' art: an extension at the Tate Gallery
132(35)
6 Post-war positions: Arts Council, LCC and ICA
167(36)
7 For an international public: the Hayward Gallery
203(34)
8 Coda: Bankside and beyond
237(6)
Notes 243(44)
Bibliography 287(16)
Index 303

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