By Anna Rosser Upchurch

This very important new ebook deals an highbrow heritage of the ‘arts council’ coverage version, determining and exploring the information embedded within the version and activities of intellectuals, philanthropists and filthy rich aesthetes in its institution within the mid-twentieth century. The e-book examines the historical past of arts advocacy for nationwide arts regulations within the united kingdom, Canada and the united states, delivering an interdisciplinary strategy that mixes social and highbrow heritage, political philosophy and literary research. The e-book has a lot to provide lecturers, cultural coverage and administration scholars, artists, arts managers, arts advocates, cultural policymakers and someone drawn to the background and present second of public arts investment within the West.

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R. UPCHURCH schools in India. Not long after he met Dorothy, Leonard was introduced to Tagore, who hired him to lead rural reconstruction activities on his properties in India. Leonard later became Tagore’s personal assistant and he travelled internationally with him before marrying Dorothy in 1925. By then, he had observed the implementation of Tagore’s ideas about rural development and education and had resolved to bring those ideas to rural England. After he and Dorothy married, they restored Dartington Hall in the late 1920s, establishing the Dartington Hall Trust in 1931.

We followed him closely in this as in other parts of his doctrine and argued interminably about the consequences of one’s actions, both in actual and imaginary situations. Indeed one of the problems which worried us was what part Moore (and we, his disciples) ought to play in ordinary life, what, for instance, our attitude ought to be towards practical politics.  148–149; italics in the original) With Moore’s assertion that private consciousness and states of mind represented the highest good, the Bloomsbury men—as youthful intellectuals—found a justification to reject an active role in politics and to focus on their private lives.

UPCHURCH in central London, placed him in a physical location to pursue his interests. During his service on the board of trustees of the National Gallery, he met Keynes and other arts advocates and philanthropists. He returned to Canada in 1946, and by 1949, was leading a commission that would recommend state support of the arts using the arts council model. Massey was an eager and articulate spokesman for the ideas of intellectuals and policymakers whom he considered progressive, and these ideas included a Keynesian approach to government intervention in a managed capitalism.

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