Social Sculpture

Social Sculpture


The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene

Sarah Lowndes

ISBN: 9781906817596

Binding: paperback

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Sarah Lowndes looks back at the rise of the Glasgow art scene through the decades, from community art to Thatcher, New Wave to Teenage Fanclub. Charting the emergence of performance and conceptual-related art, she looks at the background from which the art of the last 40 years emerged, the social atmosphere which was able to influence artists, musicians and writers who would go on to be known worldwide.


Lowndes has created a veritable bible... a fascinating social history.   Moira Jeffrey, The Herald

Perceptively attuned to the aesthetics idiosyncratic to Glasgow.   Neil Mulholland, Frieze

... a fascinating study of the music and visual scene in Glasgow.   Sukhdev Saandhli, The New Statesman