The Tate: A Centenary History

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The Tate Gallery opened in 1897 and came into being as a result of growing recognition of an urgent need for a national gallery of British art. This, the first comprehensive account of the Tate, traces its growth over the last hundred years. Works of art, building schemes, government, public, and private sector funding are some of the many factors that shape the Tate's shifting nexus of relationships as it grows and expands. Despite many disasters, including two world wars, a flood, staff troubles, and missed ...
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Overview

The Tate Gallery opened in 1897 and came into being as a result of growing recognition of an urgent need for a national gallery of British art. This, the first comprehensive account of the Tate, traces its growth over the last hundred years. Works of art, building schemes, government, public, and private sector funding are some of the many factors that shape the Tate's shifting nexus of relationships as it grows and expands. Despite many disasters, including two world wars, a flood, staff troubles, and missed opportunities, what emerges is a steadily evolving professional institution, whose story is ultimately one of triumph.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781854372314
  • Publisher: Tate Gallery Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.71 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
1 The Potent Tate 9
2 The Search for Identity 23
3 The Curzon Report 36
4 The Flood and After 51
5 A New Beginning 71
6 The Hidden Tate 81
7 Post-War Revival 89
8 Iago 101
9 The Tate Affair 112
10 An Independent Tate 122
11 Whaam! 141
12 The Fourth Quarter 155
13 The Fierce Light of Publicity 166
14 Brickbats and Bouquets 180
15 Brinkmanship 203
16 Tate in the North 223
17 Past, Present and Future 245
18 From Gasworks to Power Station 261
Notes 294
Tate Gallery Exhibitions 302
Trustees of the Tate Gallery 311
Plans 312
Index 313
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