Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotand (Paperback)
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Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotand (Paperback)

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Paperback 172 Pages / Published: 01/11/2009
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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 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 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 historical issues, 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.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781906817183
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 569 g
Dimensions: 216 x 146 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'a landmark book' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

'It's a sumptuous book, worth every button.' SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS

'Breathtaking collection' THE SCOTSMAN

'This is punchy stuff in a memorable and stimulating book.' THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

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