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CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880-1996

CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880-1996 (Hardback)

By Feeney, Warren

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The Canterbury Society of Arts dominated the cultural life of Canterbury for nearly a century, and played a vital role in the development of New Zealand art. Where art societies are often assumed to be conservative and reactionary institutions that failed to nurture the work of y...ounger or more radical artists, this fascinating and entertaining history reveals a different story. The CSA was formed in 1880 by European settlers resolute in their vision to nurture serious New Zealand artistic talent. From the start, the institution emerged as a vital and sometimes uncompromisingly progressive arts organisation that had, over its life, a total of 2259 working members. For almost 100 years the CSA provided valued support for the arts, exhibiting the early work of generations of leading New Zealand artists, including Petrus van der Velden, Raymond McIntyre, Margaret Stoddart, Rhona Haszard, Frances Hodgkins, W. A. Sutton, Colin McCahon, Michael Smither, Neil Dawson, Andrew Drummond and Pauline Rhodes. Directors and committees came and went, numerous obstacles and controversies were encountered, yet the CSA secured Christchurch's reputation as the artistic capital of New Zealand in the middle years of the 20th century. CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary in the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880-1996 invites readers to reconsider the history of the arts in New Zealand.
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ISBN 9781877257940
Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781877257940
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Imprint Canterbury University Press
Published 1 Nov 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Feeney, Warren
Category Award Winning
The Arts: General Issues
History of Art
History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 248mm
Height: 273mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 706.09383
Weight 1,456g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Canterbury Society of Arts (Christchurch, N.Z.) - History, Art, New Zealand - New Zealand - Canterbury - History
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade