The cultural activities of Edinburgh artisan organisations displayed precisely the
same character, Gray, The LabourAristocracy, op. cit., p. 101. C. Bosanquet,
London: its Growth, Charitable Agencies, andWants, London 1868, pp. 1334.
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.
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.
157 Lisa Rosner , Medical Education in the Age of Improvement ( Edinburgh :
Edinburgh University Press , 1991 ) , P. 38 , notes the status consciousness of
Edinburgh Professor John Gregory , a student of Herman Boerhaave ( Sylvius's ...
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.