Postwar Modern : New Art in Britain 1945-65Regular price £45.00
A landmark volume offering a major reassessment of the art that emerged in Britain in the twenty years following the end of the Second World War
Published to coincide with the Barbican Centre’s 40th anniversary it draws together the work of fifty artists, exploring a period straddled precariously between the horror of the past and the promise of the future.
Spanning painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics and photography, Postwar Modern will explore a rich field of experiment which challenges the idea that Britain was a cultural backwater at this time. Through new texts by Jane Alison, Hilary Floe, Ben Highmore, Hammad Nassar and Greg Salter, the book looks afresh at celebrated artists such as Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Eduardo Paolozzi, shown in dialogue with lesser-known figures. These will include those, like Francis Newton Souza, Avinash Chandra and Robert Adams, who were acclaimed by contemporaries but neglected in subsequent history-making; others, like Kim Lim, Anwar Jalal Shemza and Franciszka Themerson, are only now attracting the attention they deserve.
- Author: Jane Alison
- Hardcover: 352 pages | 237 illustrations
- Date published: May 2022
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9783791379357
- Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 24.0 cm