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High culture and tall chimneysArt institutions and urban society in Lancashire, 1780-1914$
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James Moore

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781784991470

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784991470.001.0001

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Lorenzo in Liverpool: William Roscoe, civic myths and the institutionalisation of urban culture

Lorenzo in Liverpool: William Roscoe, civic myths and the institutionalisation of urban culture

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(p.36) 2 Lorenzo in Liverpool: William Roscoe, civic myths and the institutionalisation of urban culture
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High culture and tall chimneys
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James Moore

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784991470.003.0002

The impact of William Roscoe’s circle in Liverpool is re-examined and, in particular, his particular interpretation of the ‘Florentine model’ which continued to be so influential in the city in the early nineteenth century. The chapter explores the various manifestations of this cultural legacy and, in particular, the development of key art institutions and associations. While these were important in promoting Liverpool as a centre of high culture, they also limited the cultural perspective of Liverpool’s merchant class and created an essentially elitist view about the purpose of cultural capital assembly.

Keywords:   Roscoe, civic culture, civic identity, Florentine, cultural capital, legitimisation, Liverpool

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