Burning the Box of Beautiful Things

Burning the Box of Beautiful Things


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 234 page
  • ISBN: 0198174055
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Alex Seago's book has been inspired by his desire to understand and discover the origins of postmodern culture in Britain. One of the main points of his study is that it was art and design students who were among the first to be aware of and to articulate social implications of postmodernculture. Arguing that postwar art schools provided a vital crucible for the development of a particuarly English cultural sensibility, he focuses on cultural change at the Royal College of Art, London, during the 1950s and 1960s. The students' attack on the English 'box of beautiful things' - aterm used by a former student to describe the neo-Romantic, neo-Victorian, highly decorated tastes of some RCA tutors - took several forms which eventually resulted in the Pop Art produced by the 1959-62 generation (Boshier, Phillips, Jones, Hockney et al.)Alex Seago traces the emergence of English postmodernism through the pages of ARK: The Journal of the Royal College of Art, interviewing ARK's editors, art editors, and contributors including Len Deighton, novelist and art editor of ARK 10; Clifford Hatts, student at the RCA 1946-8 and later head ofthe Design Group, BBC; Peter Blake (RCA Painting School, 1953-6); Robyn Denny (RCA Painting School, 1954-7). ARK's object of enquiry remained 'the elusive but necessary relationships between the arts and the social context' throughout its twenty-five year history, making it a valuable archive forthe cultural historian: in its most memorable issues, ARK's layouts complemented the contents to produce distillations of the energy and enthusiasm of the period under review.

Eye

Eye


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015036240789
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Art   the 60 s

Art the 60 s


  • Release: 2004-10
  • Publisher: Tate
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015059312689
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Published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Britain, London, 30 June - 3 October 2004 and the Gas Hall, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 25 October 2004 - 3 April 2005.

ABM

ABM


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106020980162
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Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.

Juniper Tree Burning

Juniper Tree Burning


  • Release: 2002-07-02
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 0743222113
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Juniper Tree Burning is a dazzling meditation on legacy and legend, rebellion and renewal. When Jennie Braverman, formerly known as Juniper Tree Burning, gets news of her brother Sunny Boy Blue's suicide, she flees her new husband and embarks upon a mad dash across the American West toward the site of Sunny's death. Forced to confront the past, Jennie must face the shame of the childhood name she has been so happy to shed. Only after she weaves her way through a tapestry of family sorrows -- poverty, a spider-infested adobe house, and the legacy of her hippie parents -- will Jennie be able to take on her greatest challenge: accepting love.

Wonder Box Tales

Wonder Box Tales


  • Release: 2019-12-09
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 513 page
  • ISBN: EAN:4064066241087
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"Wonder-Box Tales" by Jean Ingelow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cultural Offensive

Cultural Offensive


  • Release: 1998
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 295 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015047862852
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The vibrant fine arts and mass culture that the United Stated exported to Britain in the postwar period had a powerful and far-reaching impact on many British artists, art students and critics. In a fascinating social and cultural history covering the period from the 1940s to the 1990s, but with emphasis on the 1950s and 1960s, John A. Walker offers a scholarly but accessible account of America's Cold War cultural offensive and the role played by American artists living in Britain.This is the first text to document in detail the variegated responses of British artists to postwar America and its art, criticism and mass media. Their reactions that ranged from Americanism - enthusiasm and compliance - to Anti-Americanism - criticism and resistance. Covering significant art movements such as Abstract Expressionism, the Independent Group and Pop Art, Walker synthesises information from hundreds of published sources and interviews to paint a vivid picture of a crucial period in British culture.Many of the critics, painters and sculptors featured - Lawrence Alloway, Peter Blake, Reyner Banham, Anthony Caro, Clement Greenberg, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, R.B. Kitaj, John Latham, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Herbert Read, Bridget Riley, Larry Rivers - are now internationally famous. The study is brought up to date with an overview of the decline in American influence during in the 1980s and 1990s and the rise of Brit Art.