Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2018

328 Pages | 18 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784991470

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High culture and tall chimneys

Art institutions and urban society in Lancashire, 1780-1914

First Edition

James Moore

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides the first systematic scholarly history of art institutions in Lancashire, the world's first industrial society
  • Develops a critical evaluation of the patterns of philanthropy and urban governance associated with art institutions
  • Uses original research to examine the changing motivations and interests of art gallery committees, donors, patrons and lenders
  • Evaluates the reasons for the decline of art institutions in the early twentieth century
  • Students and lecturers in British urban cultural history will find this volume of great interest, as well as all those with an interest in the new industrial society of the nineteenth century, from art lovers and collectors to urban and social historians

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