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Insane acquaintances : visual modernism and public taste in Britain, 1910-1951

Author: Daniel Moore
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: British Academy monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Insane Acquaintances explores a range of exhibitions, organisations and institutions that mediated and promoted modernism in Britain. In a series of case studies on subjects ranging from the first Postimpressionist exhibition in London in 1910, the teaching of modernist art in schools, the decoration and design of the modernist home, the International Surrealist exhibition in London in 1936 and the Festival of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Moore
ISBN: 0197266754 9780197266755
OCLC Number: 1154328327
Description: 191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Revolutionising 'Bird's Custard Isle' --
2: PostimpressionismTM --
3 :'A revolution of incalculable effect': modernism and the teaching of art in schools --
4: 'But is it possible to live in such a motley setting?': the modernist interior in Britain --
5: 'A Transformed World': Herbert Read, British surrealism and the institutionalisation of modernism --
6: Conclusion: 'Half-Baked if you like': modernist afterlives in Britain, 1945-1951.
Series Title: British Academy monograph.
Responsibility: Daniel Moore.

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Insane Acquaintances explores the encounter between modernist art and the British public. Built around case studies of modernist 'moments' in the period 1910-1951, it explores some of the legacies of  Read more...

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