East End Vernacular

Artists who Painted London's East End Streets in the 20th Century

Author: Gentle Author

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995740112

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 155

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'East End Vernacular' presents a magnificent selection of pictures - many never published before - revealing the evolution of painting in the East End of London and tracing the changing character of the streets through the 20th century.

Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties

Author: Linda Montano

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520210226

Category: Art

Page: 537

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"Linda Montano is the ultimate practitioner of art in life, life in art. These conversations with other artists about four primal aspects of the everyday—sex, food, money, death—uncover the heart, the nerve, and the scar tissue behind some of the late 20th century's edgiest work."—C.Carr, The Village Voice

The Fluxus Reader

Author: Ken Friedman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The Fluxus Reader offers the first comprehensive overview on this challenging and controversial group. Fluxus began in the 1950s as a loose, international community of artists, architects, composers and designers. By the 1960s, Fluxus had become a laboratory of ideas and an arena for artistic experimentation in Europe, Asia and the United States. Described as 'the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s', Fluxus challenged conventional thinking on art and culture for over four decades. It had a central role in the birth of such key contemporary art forms as concept art, installation, performance art, intermedia and video. Despite this influence, the scope and scale of this unique phenomenon have made it difficult to explain Fluxus in normative historical and critical terms.

Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage

Author: Kate Darian-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415529948

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage explores how the everyday experiences of children, and their imaginative and creative worlds, are collected, interpreted and displayed in museums and on monuments, and represented through objects and cultural lore. Young people constitute up to half the population of any given society, but their lives are inescapably influenced by the expectations and decisions of adults. As a result, children’s distinct experiences are frequently subsumed within the broader histories and heritage of their families and communities. And while adults inevitably play a prominent role in children’s lives, children are also active creators of their own cultures. As this volume so vividly demonstrate, the cultural heritage of children is rich and varied, and highly revealing of past and present attitudes to children and their work, play, creativity, and human rights. The essays in this book span the experiences of children from classical Rome to the present moment, and examine the diverse social and historical contexts underlying the public representations of childhood in Britain, Europe, North America, Australia, North Africa and Japan. Case studies examine the heritage of schools and domestic spaces; the objects and games of play; the commemoration of child Holocaust survivors; memorials to Indigenous child-removal under colonial regimes; children as collectors of objects and as authors of juvenilia; curatorial practices at museums of childhood; and the role of children as visitors to historical sites. Until now, the cultural heritage of children and the representations of childhood have been largely absent from scholarly discussions of museology, heritage places and material culture. This volume rectifies that gap, bringing together international experts in children’s histories and heritage. Aimed at a wide readership of students, academics, and museum and heritage professionals, Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage authoritatively defines the key issues in this exciting new field.

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship

Author: Andy Friend

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773904

Category: Art

Page: 320

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A dynamic tale of art and friendship, set between the World Wars, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world Eric Ravilious is one of the best-known twentieth-century English artists. For many, his watercolors capture the spirit of midcentury England. But while he had a style of his own, he did not work in isolation; he worked within a network of artists that included fellow students at the Royal College of Art such as Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus, and Helen Binyon. The story of this beloved artist is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated—men and women who inspired, challenged, and influenced one another—from their student days up through the Second World War. Drawing on extensive research, Andy Friend considers the predecessors in the English watercolor and wood-engraving tradition that influenced the group’s art and demonstrates the significance of women artists, whose place within this interwar-era network has often been neglected. Published to coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Ravilious’s death, Ravilious & Co. accompanies an exhibition of the same name, touring throughout England in 2017.

The East End in Colour 1960-1980

Author: David Granick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910566312

Category:

Page: 128

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When a local photographer stumbled upon 1,000s of David Granick's colour slides in early 2017, he knew he had struck gold. These images capture the post-war streets of Stepney, Whitechapel, Bow and beyond in the warmth of Kodachrome hues at a time when black and white photography was the norm. Left untouched on a library shelf for 37 years, and revealed now for the first time, these photographs show an East London on the cusp of social transition.

True to Life

British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Patrick Elliott,Sacha Llewellyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911054054

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 144

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British realist art of the 1920s and 1930s is visually stunning - strong, seductive and demonstrating extraordinary technical skill. Despite this, it is often overshadowed by abstract art. This book presents the very first overview of British realist painting of the period, showcasing outstanding works from private and public collections across the UK. Of the forty artists featured in the show, many were major figures in the 1920s and 1930s but later passed out of fashion as abstraction and Pop Art became the dominant trends in the post-war years. In the last decade their work has re-emerged and interest in them has grown. Interwar realist art embraces a number of different styles, but is characterised by fine drawing, meticulous craftsmanship, a tendency towards classicism and an aversion to impressionism and visible brushwork. Artists such as Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith Frampton, James Cowie and Winifred Knights combine fastidious Old Master detail with 1920s modernity. Stanley Spencer spans various camps while Lucian Freud's early work can be seen as a realist coda which continued into the 1940s and beyond. Exhibition: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (01.07. - 29.10.2017).

Family and Kinship in East London

Author: Michael Young,Peter Wilmott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136626166

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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First published in 1957 ,and reprinted with a new introduction in 1986, Michael Young and Peter Willmott’s book on family and kinship in Bethnal Green in the 1950s is a classic in urban studies. A standard text in planning, housing, family studies and sociology, it predicted the failure in social terms of the great rehousing campaign which was getting under way in the 1950s. The tall flats built to replace the old ‘slum’ houses were unpopular. Social networks were broken up. The book had an immediate impact when it appeared – extracts were published in the newspapers, the sales were a record for a report of a sociological study, Government ministers quoted it. But the approach it advocated was not accepted until the late 1960s, and by then it was too late. This Routledge Revivals reissue includes the authors' introduction from the 1986 reissue, reviewing the impact of the book and its ideas thirty years on. They argue that if the lessons implicit in the book had been learned in the 1950s, London and other British cities might not have suffered the 'anomie' and violence manifested in the urban riots of the 1980s.

Streets - Nigel Henderson's East End

Author: Clive Coward

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781849764995

Category:

Page: 120

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Nigel Henderson (1917-1985) was a British artist and founding member of the Independent Group, but he was also a photographer whose work has been compared to that of Cartier-Bresson and Brassai. Introduced to the art world by his mother Wyn Henderson who managed the famous Guggenheim Jeune gallery, he became acquainted with leading figures in modern art, including Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. In 1943, recovering from the trauma of his experiences as a pilot in the Second World War, Henderson began experimenting with photography. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. 0This beautiful book showcases 150 of these newly digitised photographs which capture the heart of working-class life. From hop-scotching children to a funeral cortege, and street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson's unique view of the streets evokes the wit, resilience and character of the local people as well as documenting a way of life that would soon disappear, as Britain moved into the 1960s.

Latif Al Ani

Author: Latif Al Ani,Morad Montazami

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

ISBN: 9783775742702

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 200

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Known as the "father of Iraqi photography," Latif al Ani (born 1932) was the first photographer to capture cosmopolitan life in 1950s-70s Iraq, and his black-and-white images constitute a unique visual account of the country during its belle �poque. Al Ani portrayed Iraq's culture in all of its abundance and complexity: besides documenting its westernized everyday life, the political culture and industry, he also captured images of Iraq from the air, for the Iraq Petroleum Company. Under Saddam Hussein's oppressive regime, however, Al Ani ceased photographing. Today, his photographs give testimony to an era long gone. His exhibition at the Iraq Pavilion during the Venice biennale in 2016 focused on works from the early period of his career, which reveal both Iraq's modernizing trends and the retention of ancient traditions as particular themes of Al Ani's work.

Capital Disasters

How London Has Survived Fire, Flood, Disease, Riot and War

Author: John Withington

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

ISBN: 9780750933179

Category: History

Page: 220

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Disasters in London

East End Underworld

Chapters in the Life of Arthur Harding

Author: Arthur Harding

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780710007261

Category: Crime

Page: 355

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House

Author: Rachel Whiteread,Jon Bird

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 144

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This text focuses on Rachel Whiteread and her plaster cast of an entire housen the East-End of London, which won the Turner Prize, and created a nationalontroversy.

Rena Gardiner

Artist and Printmaker

Author: Julian Francis,Martin Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908213303

Category:

Page: 160

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A biography of English printmaker Rena Gardiner, replete with nearly 200 illustrations of her work, many of which have never been published before.