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Rural Modernity in BritainA Critical Intervention$
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Kristin Bluemel and Michael McCluskey

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420952

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420952.001.0001

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Borderlands: Visual and Material Culture in the Interwar Anglo-Scottish Borders

Borderlands: Visual and Material Culture in the Interwar Anglo-Scottish Borders

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(p.167) Chapter 10 Borderlands: Visual and Material Culture in the Interwar Anglo-Scottish Borders
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Rural Modernity in Britain
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Ysanne Holt

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420952.003.0011

In the early 1920s the artist Ben Nicholson and his first wife Winifred Dacre moved to the edge of the English-Scottish border. Within a rugged terrain traditionally imagined as primitive, elemental, and romantic, a culture of crafts and especially of textile production emerged to which artists such as the Nicholsons were to contribute, but which was dependent on increasingly modernising traditions and the skills of resident makers and designers from each side of the border. Ysanne Holt concentrates in this chapter upon the specificity of this place in the 1920s and 1930s, exploring diverse connections between artists, crafts-people, designers, and manufacturers, the training and experience of workforces and the developing networks that crossed from rural to urban contexts within the region and beyond. She discovers a ‘borderland’ aesthetic that brought traditional skills into line with new technologies and combined national and international sources with local histories and heritage.

Keywords:   Ben Nicholson, Winifred Dacre, English-Scottish borderlands, Rural craft, Textiles, Interwar industry, British heritage

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