- Title Pages
1Introduction: art in the first industrial society
2Lorenzo in Liverpool: William Roscoe, civic myths and the institutionalisation of urban culture
3An ‘ornament to the town’? The Royal Manchester Institution and early public art patronage in Manchester
4From private to civic: the diverse origins of the municipal art gallery movement
5A ‘solid foundation’? Art schools and art education
6The art of philanthropy? The formation and development of the Walker Art Gallery
7A problem of scale and leadership? Manchester’s municipal ambitions and the ‘failure’ of public spirit
8Challenging ‘the ocean of mediocrity and pretence’? The alternative visions of the Whitworth and Harris galleries
9The rise and fall of the municipal art gallery movement? The public and private dimensions of local civic art
- High culture and tall chimneys
- Manchester University Press
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