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The tiger in the smoke : art and culture in post-war Britain

Nead, Lynda2017
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach that looks at film, TV and commercial adverts as well as more traditional media such as painting, this book provides an analysis of the art and culture of post-war Britain. Art historian Lynda Nead presents insights into how the Great Fogs of the 1950s influenced the newfound fashion for atmospheric cinematic effects. She also discusses how the widespread use of colour in adverts was part of an increased ideological awareness of racial differences. Tracing the parallel ways that different media developed new methods of creating images that variously harkened back to Victorian ideals, agitated for modern innovations, or redefined domesticity, this book's broad purview gives a complete picture of how the visual culture of post-war Britain expressed the concerns of a society that was struggling to forge a new identity.
Author:
Imprint:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]©2017
Collation:
vii, 407 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm
Notes:
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Audience:
Specialized.
ISBN:
9780300214604 (hbk)
Dewey class:
709.4109045
LC class:
N72.S6
Language:
English
BRN:
2030977
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