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Building Jerusalem: Art, Industry and the British Millennium

Building Jerusalem: Art, Industry and the British Millennium

by John Pick
     
 

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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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9781134414499
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/26/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
File size:
5 MB

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