Engaged with the Arts
Writings from the Frontline
By (author) John Tusa
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Engaged with the Arts by John Tusa
Book DescriptionJohn Tusa has been Managing Director of London's Barbican Centre for more than a decade. In that time, he has been a notable controversialist, speaking up for the need for the arts, defending their achievements and arguing for more funding. This selection of John Tusa's passionately argued, candid and challenging essays on the arts in Britain today is informed by a lifetime's experience of the arts and a current position at the centre of the British arts scene. Tusa seeks out the ways in which the arts can be made to blossom in this cultural and political climate, with cuts in arts funding ever threatened. His subjects include the art of living without objectives, and whether leadership in the arts is a mystery or good sense. He tells the true story of arts philanthropy and offers more personal pieces, for example on the great power of music. He also presents a light hearted 'ABC of the ARTS' and imagines what Ten Commandments for the Arts might look like. His own philosophy, which informs his successful management of the Barbican, is refreshing and instructive and he of course looks to the future with prescience. Most of all his is a call for us urgently to think about why art matters so crucially for us all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845114244
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Tusa
Managing Director of the Corporation of London's Barbican Centre. His distinguished and varied career as broadcaster and journalist has included a long association with BBC's flagship 'Newsnight' as well as broadcasting with Radio 4's 'The World Tonight'. He is well-known to the British public as presenter in the 90s of BBC TV's 'One O'Clock News'. As Managing Direcor of the BBC External Services, he set up BBC World Service Television. He is also a writer whose books include'Art Matters: Reflections on Culture' and 'On Creativity'.
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