By Robert Hewison

How cash, politics and managerialism grew to become a golden age for tradition into lead.

Britain started the twenty-first century confident of its creativity. during the New Labour period, the visible and appearing arts, museums and galleries, have been forever promoted as a stimulus to nationwide monetary revival, a post-industrial revolution the place spending on tradition may remedy every thing, from nationwide decline to crime. Tony Blair heralded it a “golden age.” but regardless of large funding, the viewers for the humanities remained a privileged minority. So what went fallacious? In Cultural Capital, prime historian Robert Hewison offers an in-depth account of ways inventive Britain misplaced its manner. From Cool Britannia and the Millennium Dome to the Olympics and past, he exhibits how tradition turned a commodity, and the way target-obsessed managerialism stifled creativity. based on the disasters of latest Labour and the austerity measures of the Coalition govt, Hewison argues for a brand new dating among politics and the arts.

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