Competing futures, precarious community: realism in post-war Britain

Prendeville, Brendan. 2017. Competing futures, precarious community: realism in post-war Britain. In: Andrew Hemingway and Alex Potts, eds. Kunst und Politik 19: Realism in Modern British and American Art. 19 Göttingen: V & R Unipress, pp. 59-71. ISBN 9783847108153 [Book Section]

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Discusses visual art in postwar Britain, in relation to contrasting and conflicting ideas respecting collective life and prospects for the future of society and the nation: as between the collectivist policies of the Attlee government and the Conservative project of a 'property-owning democracy; between the critical values of John Berger and those of Lawrence Alloway. Considers work by the film-maker John Krish and the artists Derrick Greaves, William Coldstream, Nigel Henderson, Francis Bacon, Leon Kossoff and Joan Eardley.

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Book Section

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visual art, postwar Britain, John Berger, Lawrence Alloway, John Krish, Derrick Greaves, William Coldstream, Nigel Henderson, Francis Bacon, Leon Kossoff, Joan Eardley

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
11 December 2017Published

Item ID:

23562

Date Deposited:

27 Jun 2018 14:07

Last Modified:

03 Jun 2020 14:28

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23562

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