Art for the Nation - Taylor, Brandon
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Art first became "public" in Britain through a series of interlocking relationships between national galleries, patrons, collections of art, and sections or classes of the population as a whole. This study concentrates on London, and analyzes the formation of the major national art institutions at its geographical and managerial centre. Metropolitan centralization has often been remarked on but seldom described; yet from the exhibitions preceding the birth of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, to the events surrounding the ...

Art for the Nation 1999, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719054532