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Independent Group 9780719042454

Independent Group

Modernism and Mass Culture in Britain, 1945-1959

ISBN-10: 0719042453
ISBN-13: 9780719042454
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PUBLISHER: Manchester University Press
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Product Description: This study looks at the artists, designers and writers who formed the Independent Group in the early 1950s including such influential figures as Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigel Henderson, William Turnball, Rayner Banham and Alison and Peter Smithson. As a group they aimed to raisethe status of popular objects and icons within modern visual culture. The development of the Independent Group is mapped out against the changing nature of modernism during the Cold War era, as well as the impact of mass consumption on post-war British society. In this book, Massey examines thecultural context of the formation of the Group, covering the founding of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the meanings of modernism, and the creation of a national identity.Key exhibitions such as "Parallel of Life and Art" and "This Is Tomorrow" are also examined.

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PAGES: 160
CATEGORY: Art, History, Social Science
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