Artisan Edinburgh is the culmination of interviews and studio visits with some of the city's finest makers, giving a unique insight into their individual workspaces and the inspirations behind their craft.
Author: Catherine Aitken
Publisher: History Press
Artisan Edinburgh is the culmination of interviews and studio visits with some of the city's finest makers, giving a unique insight into their individual workspaces and the inspirations behind their craft. From ceramicists to weavers, silversmiths to kiltmakers, here traditional methods blend with modern, cutting-edge techniques to create wonderful and unique objets d'art.
Edinburgh', in InternationalReview of SocialHistory, 18, 1973, pp. ... The cultural activities of Edinburgh artisan organisations displayed precisely the ...
Author: Geoffrey Crossick
First published in 1978. Mid-Victorian Britain was relatively stable in comparison with the turbulent period that preceded it, and that stability is in part explained by the emergence of an artisan elite with a specific relationship to the society around it. This book examines that elite: its clubs and societies, co-operatives and building societies; its values and ideology, challenging the notion that these artisans directly absorbed middle-class values; its politics, tracing the evolution from Chartism through the Reform League and on to a radical liberalism which existed in constant tension with the local liberal middle class. A careful reconstruction of the social, political and industrial life of these artisans is set within the context of the local communities, and their understanding of the mid-Victorian society in which they lived is seen as the explanation for their values and activities. This title makes a major contribution towards our understanding of the nineteenth-century working class.
157 Lisa Rosner , Medical Education in the Age of Improvement ( Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 1991 ) , P. 38 , notes the status consciousness of ...
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Since the time of Aristotle, the making of knowledge and the making of objects have generally been considered separate enterprises. Yet during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the two became linked through a "new" philosophy known as science. In The Body of the Artisan, Pamela H. Smith demonstrates how much early modern science owed to an unlikely source-artists and artisans. From goldsmiths to locksmiths and from carpenters to painters, artists and artisans were much sought after by the new scientists for their intimate, hands-on knowledge of natural materials and the ability to manipulate them. Drawing on a fascinating array of new evidence from northern Europe including artisans' objects and their writings, Smith shows how artisans saw all knowledge as rooted in matter and nature. With nearly two hundred images, The Body of the Artisan provides astonishingly vivid examples of this Renaissance synergy among art, craft, and science, and recovers a forgotten episode of the Scientific Revolution-an episode that forever altered the way we see the natural world.
capital and labour: the petite bourgeoisie in Victorian Edinburgh«, Ph.D. thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1986, ch. 5; R.A. Aminzade, Class, Politics, ...
Author: Geoffrey Crossick
Artisans played a central role in the European town as it developed from the Middles Ages onwards. Their workshops were at the heart of productive activity, their guilds were often central to the political and legal order of towns, and their culture helped shape civic ritual and the urban order. These essays, which have all been specially written for this collection, explore the relationships between artisans and their towns across Europe between the beginning of the early-modern period and the end of the 19th century. They pay special attention to the processes of economic, juridicial and political change that have made the 18th and early 19th centuries a period of such significance. Written by leading historians of European artisans, the essays question the myths about artisans that have long pervaded research in the field. The leading myth was that shared by the artisans themselves - the myth of decline and the belief in each generation that artisans in the past had inhabited a better age. These essays open up for debate the nature of artisanship, the way economic change affected craft production, the political role of artisans, the cultural identification of the artisans with work and masculinity, and the way changing urban society and changing urban structure posed threats to which the artisans had to respond.
ABLETT, T. R., Drawing, address to the National Association for the Advancement of Art and its application to Industry, in “Transactions”, Edinburgh Meeting ...
Author: Gordon Sutton
Artisan or Artist?: A History of the Teaching of Art and Crafts in English Schools provides information pertinent to the origin of the teaching of art and crafts in English schools. This book discusses the fundamental aspects of art education in the schools. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the close link between drawing and writing. This text then discusses the character of English education in the 19th century. Other chapters consider the definite views of art and craft education and discuss the regulations for training of teachers for elementary schools. This book discusses as well the progress of art as a subject for the school certificate. The final chapter deals with the methods and findings of psychology that have benefited art education. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, artists, art teachers, art students, and research workers.
In 1754 , in Edinburgh , one Nichol Brown went to the gallows after killing , cooking and consuming his wife . Evidence at his trial indicated that he had ...
Author: David Brian Plummer
Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS
Account of Plummer's development as a hunter, from boyhood exploits with lurcher and terrier to adulthood, with many interesting digressions. Includes chapters on cock-fighting and bird-catching, cooking and eating badgers, foxes and rats, hawks and hawking. Although Plummer often comes across as bonkers, many of his apparently eccentric actions, such as badger eating or covering himself with a concoction of badger grease and herbs, were experiments to establish the plausibility of claims made by other writers. Being perpetually surrounded by people incapable of sharing this pioneering spirit of enquiry seems the source of his restlessness and the driving force behind the hundreds of books he wrote in his lifetime. This is not to say that Plummer did not have deep problems, as he himself describes in Hancock's My Life with Lurchers.