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Building Jerusalem: Art, Industry and the British Millennium [NOOK Book]

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A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material from Scotland, Wales, and English provincial towns, as well as the more familiar London story, Pick and Anderton contend that the original meaning of cultural language has been distorted by the fashionable phrase-making ...

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Overview

A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material from Scotland, Wales, and English provincial towns, as well as the more familiar London story, Pick and Anderton contend that the original meaning of cultural language has been distorted by the fashionable phrase-making of modern government agencies, and by the inaccurate and misleading view of cultural history that is constantly presented to the public.


The authors unfold fascinating stories of Britain's cultural past, before state support of the arts. They vividly relate the great changes wrought by the industrial revolution and by the development of the twentieth century media and describe the long history of Church and Royal support for the arts, as well as the long periods when all of the arts

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Offers a lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, and contends that the original meaning of cultural language has been distorted by the fashionable phrase-making of modern government agencies, and by the inaccurate view of cultural history that is constantly presented to the public. Relates the great changes wrought by the industrial revolution and by development of the 20th-century media, and describes Church and Royal support for the arts, as well as long periods when the arts in Britain sustained themselves. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134414499
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 324
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction: The Shock of the Old 1
Chapter 1 The Virgin Queen 13
Chapter 2 The Royal Enclosures 31
Chapter 3 Industriousness and the Lottery 55
Chapter 4 The Glory of Commercial Art 73
Chapter 5 Industrial Revolution 99
Chapter 6 The Great Exhibition 123
Chapter 7 Provision for the People 141
Chapter 8 The Horrors of Tourism 169
Chapter 9 Mass, Messages and the Media 193
Chapter 10 Nationalisation of the Arts 215
Chapter 11 The Mirage of the Millennium 237
Chapter 12 Shadows and Illusion 253
Appendix Comparison of Cultural Facilities and Artists Working in Cardiff, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield in 1850, 1900 and 1950 275
Commentary on Sources 279
Index 293
Art Works Mentioned in Text 309
Proclamations, Acts of Parliamant and Amendments Mentioned in Text 311
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