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BRITISH ART IN THE NUCLEAR AGE. Ed. by Catherine Jolivette. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2014. British Art: Histories and Interpretations Since 1700. 306 pp. with 67 ills. (16 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2014-15624 ISBN 9781472412768 In English.
Publisher's description: Rooted in the study of objects, British Art in the Nuclear Age addresses the role of art and visual culture in discourses surrounding nuclear science and technology, atomic power, and nuclear warfare in Cold War Britain.Examining both the fears and hopes for the future that attended the advances of the nuclear age, nine original essays explore the contributions of British-born and emigre artists in the areas of sculpture, textile and applied design, painting, drawing, photo-journalism, and exhibition display. Artists discussed include: Francis Bacon, John Bratby, Lynn Chadwick, Prunella Clough, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Laszlo Peri, Isabel Rawsthorne, Alan Reynolds, Colin Self, Graham Sutherland, Feliks Topolski and John Tunnard. Also under discussion is new archival material from Picture Post magazine, and the Festival of Britain.Far from insular in its concerns, this volume draws upon cross-cultural dialogues between British and European artists and the relationship between Britain and America to engage with an interdisciplinary art history that will also prove useful to students and researchers in a variety of fields including modern European history, political science, the history of design, anthropology, and media studies.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 162388
Hardcover $119.95    

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