Insane acquaintances : visual modernism and public taste in Britain, 1910-1951 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Insane acquaintances : visual modernism and public taste in Britain, 1910-1951

Author: Abd al-Hayy Moore
Publisher: London The British Academy Oxford ; New York, NY Oxford University Press 2020 2020
Series: British Academy monograph
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
Summary:
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: Abd al-Hayy Moore
ISBN: 9780197266755 0197266754
OCLC Number: 1230237571
Description: 191 Seiten, 8 ungezählte Seiten Tafeln : Illustrationen ; 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 --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: British Academy monograph
Responsibility: Daniel Moore.

Abstract:

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 Britain in 1951, Insane Acquaintances charts some of the ways in which modernism not only sought to improve the quality of art but also the quality of art's reception in Britain. It also provides an institutional history of some of the groups and organisations that fostered modernist art in Britain during that period.

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