The Tiger in the Smoke

Art and Culture in Post-War Britain

Author: Lynda Nead

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300214604

Category: Art and society

Page: 407

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The tiger in the smoke -- Broken buildings and 'horrid empty spaces' -- To let in the sunlight -- Learning to think in colour -- 'Thirty thousand colour problems' -- Battersea, Whitechapel and the colours of culture -- Bill and Betty set up home -- An English Sunday afternoon -- Woman in a dressing gown
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Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain

Reconstructing Home

Author: Gregory Salter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350052744

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In this book, Gregory Salter traces how artists represented home and masculinities in the period of social and personal reconstruction after the Second World War in Britain. Salter considers home as an unstable entity at this historical moment, imbued with the optimism and hopes of post-war recovery while continuing to resonate with the memories and traumas of wartime. Artists examined in the book include John Bratby, Francis Bacon, Keith Vaughan, Francis Newton Souza and Victor Pasmore. Case studies featured range from the nuclear family and the body, to the nation. Combined, they present an argument that art enables an understanding of post-war reconstruction as a temporally unstable, long-term phenomenon which placed conceptions of home and masculinity at the heart of its aims. Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain sheds new light on how the fluid concepts of society, nation, masculinity and home interacted and influenced each other at this critical period in history and will be of interest to anyone studying art history, anthropology, sociology, history and cultural and heritage studies.
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The Architecture of Art History

A Historiography

Author: Mark Crinson,Richard J. Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350020923

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture – sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all – art history – examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century – which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Wölfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture.
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Snapshot Stories

Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922-2000

Author: Erika Hanna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192555863

Category: History

Page: 272

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During the twentieth century, men and women across Ireland picked up cameras, photographing days out at the beach, composing views of Ireland's cities and countryside, and recording political events as they witnessed them. Indeed, while foreign photographers often still focused on the image of Ireland as bucolic rural landscape, Irish photographers-snapshotter and professional alike-were creating and curating photographs which revealed more complex and diverse images of Ireland. Snapshot Stories explores these stories. Erika Hanna examines a diverse array of photographic sources, including family photograph albums, studio portraits, the work of photography clubs and community photography initiatives, alongside the output of those who took their cameras into the streets to record violence and poverty. The volume shows how Irish men and women used photography in order to explore their sense of self and society and examines how we can use these images to fill in the details of Ireland's social history. By exploring this rich array of sources, Snapshot Stories asks what it means to see-to look, to gaze, to glance-in modern Ireland, and explores how conflicts regarding vision and visuality have repeatedly been at the centre of Irish life.
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The encyclopedia of British film

Author: Brian McFarlane,British Film Institute

Publisher: Methuen Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 811

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Fully updated edition of a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. An invaluable addition to the reference shelf of anyone with an interest in British cinema. Brian McFarlane is professor of film history at Monash University in Australia.
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Arts Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Includes section "The great calender of American exhibitions."
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World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
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School

Devoted to the Public Schools and Educational Interests

Author: Henry Starkey Fuller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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