Stirring up Seattle

Stirring up Seattle

Allied Arts in the Civic Landscape

Book - 2014
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In the 1950s, the city of Seattle began a transformation from an insular, provincial outpost to a vibrant and cosmopolitan cultural center. As veteran Seattle journalist R. M. Campbell illustrates in Stirring Up Seattle: Allied Arts in the Civic Landscape, this transformation was catalyzed in part by the efforts of a group of civic arts boosters originally known as "The Beer and Culture Society." This "merry band" of lawyers, architects, writers, designers, and university professors, eventually known as Allied Arts of Seattle, lobbied for public funding for the arts, helped avert the demolition of Pike Place Market, and were involved in a wide range of crusades and campaigns in support of historic preservation, cultural institutions, and urban livability.

Publisher: Seattle : Allied Arts Foundation in association with University of Washington Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780295993942
0295993944
Branch Call Number: 700.60797 AL553C 2014
Characteristics: xxxv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schreiber, Roger

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