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Arts of Resistance. Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland

Moffat, Alexander; Riach, Alan; with Linda MacDonald-Lewis

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ISBN 10: 1906307636 / ISBN 13: 9781906307639
Verlag: Luath Press Limited, Edinburgh, 2008
Zustand: Mint Hardcover
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xix + 172pp. Lavishly illustrated. A challenging survey of Scottish art and poetry from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Dust wrapper a little dusty at edges and with one tiny closed tear to rear. Otherwise Fine. 18 x 22 cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000864

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Titel: Arts of Resistance. Poets, Portraits and ...

Verlag: Luath Press Limited, Edinburgh

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Red Cloth, Gilt to Spine


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition

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"Arts of Resistance" is an original exploration that extends beyond the arts into the context of politics and political change. In three wide-ranging exchanges prompted by American blues singer Linda MacDonald-Lewis, artist Alexander Moffat and poet Alan Riach, discuss cultural, political and artistic movements, the role of the artist in society and the effect of environment, both physical and cultural, on artists from all disciplines. "Arts of Resistance" examines the lives and work of leading figures from Scotland's arts world in the twentieth century, concentrating on poets and artists but also including writers, musicians and architectural visionaries such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Patrick Geddes. Poets studied in this work include Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Iain Crichton Smith, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead; artists include William McTaggart, William Johnstone and the Scottish Colourists.The investigation into the connection between the arts and political culture includes issues throughout history, from British imperialism to a devolved Scotland. Finally, the contribution to poetry and art of each major Scottish city is discussed: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee. Highly illustrated with paintings and poems, "Arts of Resistance" is a beautifully produced book providing facts and controversial opinions.

About the Author:

Alexander Moffat is an artist and teacher. Born in Dunfermline in 1943 he studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art. He was the Director of New 57 Gallery of Edinburgh from 1968-78. A year later he joined the staff of the Glasgow School of Art where he became Head of Painting from 1992 to 2005. He is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the current Chair of RSA exhibitions committee. His exhibition of paintings entitled '7 Poets' toured throughout the UK from 1981-84. Alan Riach was born in Airdrie in 1957. He studied English literature at Cambridge University from 1976-79. He completed his PhD in the Department of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University in 1986. His academic career has included positions as a post-doctoral research fellow, senior lecturer and Associate Professor and Pro-Dean - Faculty of Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 1986-2000. He is currently the professor and Chair of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow.

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