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Language: English
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The author of the book: Alexander Moffat
Edition: Luath Press Limited
Date of issue: 2008
ISBN: 1906817189
ISBN 13: 9781906817183

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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.


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Ebook Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland read Online! Alexander Moffat is an artist and teacher. Born in Dunfermline in 1943, he studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art. He was Director of the New 57 Gallery in Edinburgh from 1968 to 1978.

He is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy and has painted portraits of many of Scotland's greatest writers, culminating in the iconic Poets' Pub, now hanging in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.


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