The artist & the thinker: John Duncan & Patrick Geddes in Dundee

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    John Duncan was a Dundee artist who became the leading figure of the Celtic revivalist movement in Scotland. Patrick Geddes was even more remarkable - a pioneer of town planning and modern sociology, his work was international and truly interdisciplinary. This book, which accompanies the exhibition at McManus Galleries in Dundee, explores the unique relationship between these two men, and the part that Dundee played in their lives. Duncan was a central figure in Dundee's blossoming art scene at the turn of the last century, while Geddes spent 30 years as Professor of Botany at University College Dundee. Although much has been written on both men, this publication is the first to look in detail at the influence that the City of Dundee was to have on their extraordinary careers.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherMuseum Services, University of Dundee
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • Fine art
    • Botany
    • Garden design
    • Town planning
    • Celtic revival
    • Patrick Geddes
    • John Duncan
    • Stewart Carmichael
    • George Dutch Davidson


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