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Cambridge Cultural History of Britain By Boris Ford

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First published in hardback as Volume 9 in the "Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain" series, this extensively illustrated book is a comprehensive survey for students, specialists and general readers of all major branches of the arts in Britain from 1945.

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Cambridge Cultural History of Britain: Volume 9: Modern Britain by Boris Ford

This generously illustrated book is a comprehensive survey of the arts in Britain from 1945. Uniquely, it also reveals the cultural and social setting in which the writers, musicians, architects and artists of the age have worked. An outstanding team of specialist writers explores the main strands of artistic activity in a period characterised by rapid technological change, the Cold War and the rise of youth culture. Artists including Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland and writers like Philip Larkin. Angus Wilson and Doris Lessing emerged in this era. Classical music flourished with Britten, Walton and Tippett and the rapid development of film, television and radio was to leave an indelible imprint on popular culture. An introductory chapter offers a cultural and social backdrop to the period. Fully illustrated chapters follow, written by foremost specialists. One major branch of the arts is explored in each. Special topics include the development of the BBC Third Programme and industrial design. This is a unique bring-together in a single volume of all the main strands of creative life in modern Britain.

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Cambridge Cultural History of Britain Reviews

' ... an ambitious, readable, and well-illustrated guide to the arts in Britain ...' Asa Briggs, The Sunday Times
' ... will interest, entertain and occasionally even provoke ...' Times Educational Supplement

Table of Contents

General introduction Boris Ford; Part I. The Cultural and Social Setting: 1. The cultural and social setting Roy Shaw and Gwen Shaw; Part II. Studies in the Individual Arts: 2. Music Paul Griffiths; 3. Ballet Fernau Hall; 4. The visual arts Peter Fuller; 5. New towns Andrew Saint; 6. The third programme Boris Ford; 7. The crafts Christopher Frayling; 8. Literature and drama Gilbert Phelps; 9. Film Neil Sinyard; 10. Architecture Joseph Rykwert; 11. Housing at Roehampton Simon Pepper; 12. Industrial design John Heskett; Part III. Appendix: Further reading and reference Alan Munton; Index Elma M. Forbes.

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Cambridge Cultural History of Britain: Volume 9: Modern Britain by Boris Ford
Boris Ford
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