William Motherwell's Cultural Politics

Author: Mary Ellen Brown

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813189748

Category: History

Page: 280

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William Motherwell (1797-1835), journalist, poet, man-of-letters, wit, civil servant, and outspoken conservative, published his anthology of ballads, Minstrelsy: Ancient and Modern, in 1827. His views on authenticity, editorial practice, the nature of oral transmission, and the importance of sung performance—acquired through field collecting—anticipate much later scholarly discourse. Published after the death of Burns and the publication of Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, ballads such as those Motherwell collected were one focus of a loose-knit movement that might be designated, cultural nationalism. This interest in preserving relics that suggested a distinctly Scottish culture and nation was one response to the union of the Scottish and English Parliaments in 1707. Mary Ellen Brown's study provides a model for historical ethnography, focusing on an individual and illustrating the multiple ways he was richly embedded in his time and place.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Ayrshire Herd Book

Author: Ayrshire Cattle Herd Book Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ayrshire cattle

Page: 946

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American Art at Mid-century

Author: E. A. Carmean,Eliza E. Rathbone,Thomas B. Hess,National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Abstract expressionism

Page: 282

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"This exhibition, 'The Subjects of the Artist, ' is the second part of a series of explorations, at the Gallery, of American art at mid-century. It is intended to be a core sample of the abstract-expressionist movement, focusing on works that form a series or emphasize a particular theme by each of seven artists. . . The scholarship of this recent period in American art history is still in its pioneering phase. We are fortunate to have on the Gallery's staff a curator who is deeply immersed in this field. E.A. Carmen, Jr., conceived of the show and selected its contents, and the catalogue is a result of his work and that of Eliza E. Rathbone, assistant curator at the Gallery. The research of the photographic material was provided by Trinkett Clark. Thomas B. Hess has allowed us to reprint his discussion of Newman's Stations of the Cross as one of the seven essays here."--Foreword

British Business

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Commerce

Page: N.A

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