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Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation

Anton Howes

Abstract

From its beginnings in a coffee house in the mid-eighteenth century, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has tried to improve British life in every way imaginable. It has sought to influence how Britons work, how they are educated, the music they listen to, the food they eat, the items in their homes, and even how they remember their own history. This book is the remarkable story of an institution unlike any other—a society for the improvement of everything and anything. The book shows how this vibrant and singularly ambitious organisation has evolved and ... More

Keywords: arts, manufactures, commerce, Victorian utilitarian reformers, social reform, British life, Royal Society of Arts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691182643
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182643.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anton Howes, author
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce