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Modern Author Alan Powers
ISBN-10 1858944058
Release 2007
Pages 240
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The most comprehensive study ever published of Modern Movement architecture in Britain - typified by the buildings' simple, undecorated aesthetic that is free of historical styles Encyclopedic in scope and structure, with architect-by-architect entries arranged A-Z and specially commissioned photographs throughout of all the major extant buildings, from private houses and apartment blocks to schools and factories Covers the work of such internationally well-known architects as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff (all of whom went on to work in the United States), as well as such architects as Maxwell Fry, Erno Goldfinger, Oliver Hill, Berthold Lubetkin and others who changed the vocabulary of architecture in Britain between the wars.

British art in the 20th century

British art in the 20th century Author Susan P. Compton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050052359
Release 1987
Pages 457
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British art in the 20th century has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British art in the 20th century also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British art in the 20th century book for free.


Britain Author Alan Powers
ISBN-10 1861892810
Release 2007
Pages 304
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How can the different strands of modern architecture in Britain be understood? For many British people, it remains an alien cultural import and minority taste, yet British architecture has never stood higher in world esteem than at the close of the twentieth century. In this book Alan Powers shows how beneath today’s achievements in architecture, past conflicts have not been resolved, as the country that invented industrial civilization has struggled to control its effect on cities and countryside. He examines developments and changes from 1900 to the present day in a series of thematic chapters, giving equal weight to technical, economic and moral aspects and demonstrating how architecture has responded to specific social needs and political pressures. Rather than giving a conventional account of stylistic tendencies, Powers listens to the arguments and conversations of the time in order to recapture the dominating issues of each decade, and locate the moments of transition in architecture and in the wider culture. Featuring more than 220 images, including both recent and historical photographs, Britainis an authoritative yet highly accessible account of twentieth-century British architecture. Giving due regard to the separate identities of England, Scotland and Wales, the book also adds a new and original dimension to the perennial problem of defining ‘Britain’ in the modern world.

British modern

British modern Author Susannah Charlton
ISBN-10 UVA:X030152093
Release 2007
Pages 127
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This latest publication from the Twentieth Century Society covers many aspects of the architecture and design of the 1930s, from the influence of sculpture and photography, through the work of iconic architects like Lubetkin, to the impact of new housing models on their inhabitants. Setting the context is an essay by Nikolaus Pevsner, written for the Architecture Review in 1939 but never published. It is a highly perceptive early assessment of the modern movement in Britain, from the man who did much to champion it. Other topics include modernism and tradition in British sculpture, architectural photography, the design of schools, the work of Sir Owen Williams, of Lubetkin, and of Lasdun, and housing.

British Art and the Modern Movement 1930 40

British Art and the Modern Movement  1930 40 Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:220034806
Release 1962
Pages 40
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The Modern Movement

The Modern Movement Author Chris Baldick
ISBN-10 9780198183105
Release 2004
Pages 477
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The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and the ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers. This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing "high" literary art to be read against the background of "low" entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movement provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time.

The Making of Modern Britain

The Making of Modern Britain Author Andrew Marr
ISBN-10 9780230747173
Release 2009-10-02
Pages 464
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In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Edwardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question ‘How should we live?’ Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, fads such as eugenics, vegetarianism and nudism were gripping the nation, while the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also a time that witnessed the birth of the media as we know it today and the beginnings of the welfare state. Beyond trenches, flappers and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments and raucous stage heroines. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays, crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today's Britain ring from almost every page.

Architecture of England Scotland and Wales

Architecture of England  Scotland  and Wales Author Nigel R. Jones
ISBN-10 0313318506
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 352
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A guide to the architectural history and significance of the most famous structures in the history of these storied countries.

Pioneers of Modern Design

Pioneers of Modern Design Author Nikolaus Pevsner
ISBN-10 0300105711
Release 2005
Pages 192
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This expanded edition of a classic study of the history of modern design provides Pevsner's original text along with significant new and updated information, enhancing Pevsner's illuminating account of the roots of Modernism.

Designing the British Post War Home

Designing the British Post War Home Author Fiona Fisher
ISBN-10 9781317509325
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 194
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In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood’s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of post-war architectural and design practice - that of the small private practice that flourished in Britain’s expanding suburbs after the removal of wartime building restrictions. Such firms, which played an important role in the development of British domestic design, are currently under-represented within architectural histories of the period. The private house represents an important site in which new spatial, material and aesthetic parameters for modern living were defined after the Second World War. Within a British context, the architect-designed private house remained an important ‘vehicle for the investigation of architectural ideas’ by second generation modernist architects and designers. Through a series of case study houses, designed by Wood’s firm, the book reconsiders the progress of modern domestic architecture in Britain and demonstrates the ways in which architectural discourse and practice intersected with the experience, performance and representation of domestic modernity in post-war Britain.

Designing Modern Britain

Designing Modern Britain Author Cheryl Buckley
ISBN-10 1861893221
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 256
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From the iconic Routemaster bus to the Dyson vacuum cleaner, the graphics of Penguin bookcovers or Vivienne Westwood garments, Britain has been at the forefront of design practice. In this informative and broad-ranging book Cheryl Buckley examines the culture as well as the products of design in Britain. In doing so, she explores questions of national identity, regional variations and notions of ‘Britishness’ in a Britain that has been transformed from leading an empire into a modern multicultural society. Beginning in the early twentieth century, Buckley demonstrates how notions of stability, longevity and tradition prevailed, evident in furniture, ceramics and textiles. She traces the introduction and acceptance of International Modernism in Britain; focuses on activities such as the organization of the Utility schemes, and assesses how shopping became a crucial element of ‘lifestyle’. She examines how a more fragmented, eclectic but potentially questioning design emerged in the 1980s and 1990s, with recycling and green attitudes, and discusses the confrontational approach of young fashion and graphic designers, as well as the ‘star’ culture of product designers and designer labels. Further, she considers how the heritage industry and popular nostalgia about the past has provided powerful images taken up by all types of designers, and how exhibitions in museums and galleries have played a part in reinventing Britain’s past. A cogent and timely look at Britain and its design culture, Designing Modern Britainis a multilayered examination of the creation, practice and meaning of design and Britain’s place in the global design world. Essential reading for designers, design historians and all those interested in Britain’s visual culture.

1938 Modern Britain

1938  Modern Britain Author Michael John Law
ISBN-10 9781474285025
Release 2017-12-14
Pages 200
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In 1938: Modern Britain, Michael John Law demonstrates that our understanding of life in Britain just before the Second World War has been overshadowed by its dramatic political events. 1938 was the last year of normality, and Law shows through a series of case studies that in many ways life in that year was far more modern than might have been thought. By considering topics as diverse as the opening of a new type of pub, the launch of several new magazines, the emergence of push-button radios and large screen televisions sets, and the building of a huge office block, he reveals a Britain, both modern and intrigued by its own modernity, that was stopped in its tracks by war and the austerity that followed. For some, life in Britain was as consumerist, secular, Americanized and modern as it would become for many in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Presenting a fresh perspective on an important year in British social history, illuminated by six engaging case studies, this is a key study for students and scholars of 20th-century Britain.

Modern Movement Heritage

Modern Movement Heritage Author Allen Cunningham
ISBN-10 9781135809294
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 200
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This collection of essays serves as an introduction to modern architectural heritage and the specific problems related to the conservation of modern structures. It covers policy, planning and construction. A selection of case studies elaborates on these issues and illustrates how problems have been addressed. This volume celebrates the first 5 years of DoCoMoMo's role and influence in this important area of building conservation.

Libraries of Light

Libraries of Light Author Alistair Black
ISBN-10 9781317105343
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 256
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For the first hundred years or so of their history, public libraries in Britain were built in an array of revivalist architectural styles. This backward-looking tradition was decisively broken in the 1960s as many new libraries were erected up and down the country. In this new Routledge book, Alistair Black argues that the architectural modernism of the post-war years was symptomatic of the age’s spirit of renewal. In the 1960s, public libraries truly became ‘libraries of light’, and Black further explains how this phrase not only describes the shining new library designs – with their open-plan, decluttered, Scandinavian-inspired designs – but also serves as a metaphor for the public library’s role as a beacon of social egalitarianism and cultural universalism. A sequel to Books, Buildings and Social Engineering (2009), Black's new book takes his fascinating story of the design of British public libraries into the era of architectural modernism.

The Experience of Modernism

The Experience of Modernism Author John R. Gold
ISBN-10 9781136743047
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 278
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Making extensive use of information gained from in-depth interviews with architects active in the period between 1928-1953, the author provides a sympathetic understanding of the Modern Movement's architectural role in reshaping the fabric and structure of British metropolitan cities in the post-war period and traces the links between the experience of British modernists and the wider international modern movement.

The Tendency Towards Industrial Combination a Study of the Modern Movement Towards Industrial Combination in Some Spheres of British Industry

The Tendency Towards Industrial Combination a Study of the Modern Movement  Towards Industrial Combination  in Some Spheres of British  Industry Author George R. Carter
ISBN-10 1330499557
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 424
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Excerpt from The Tendency Towards Industrial Combination a Study of the Modern Movement, Towards Industrial Combination, in Some Spheres of British, Industry: Its Forms and Developments, Their Causes, and Their Determinant Circumstances The present analysis of the problem presented by the Modern Tendency towards Industrial Combination has been prepared for publication by an apprentice author only with considerable diffidence. For its career so far has been somewhat chequered. The original intention was to prepare a more detailed analysis of the history of industrial combination particularly in the coal industry right from the time of the Hostmen's Vends of Newcastle in the sixteenth century. However, the publication of Dr. H. Levy's volume - Monopole, Kartelle u. Trusts, containing a wealth of sifted material relating to the Newcastle Coal Vends, largely anticipated me as to the above intention, and also as to some of the conclusions relating to the probable development and influence of the combination movement in Great Britain. The suggestion then presented itself that the materials already assembled might be utilized for a general analysis of the combination tendency in various spheres of British industry, so as to indicate the lines of development and forms of organization discernible within the general tendency, and also to lay bare underlying causes and determinant circumstances and to estimate probable developments. The wealth of material already available, particularly from the writings of Messrs. H. W. Macrosty and J. A. Hobson, seemed to necessitate that further study should be analytic rather than descriptive. The volume of Professor D. H. Macgregor, Industrial Combination, provided an excellent model for a further general analysis of the combination movement in various British industries, particularly when taken in conjunction with the other writings indicated above. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Literature and Culture in Modern Britain

Literature and Culture in Modern Britain Author Clive Bloom
ISBN-10 9781317897552
Release 2014-07-22
Pages 270
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The first in a three-volume sequence, this book covers the period between 1900 and 1929, providing a perceptive and thorough analysis of British literature within its historical, cultural and artistic context. It identifies the crucial, interwoven relationships between literature and the visual arts, modern poetry, popular fiction, journalism, cinema, music and radio. Much factual detail and a literary chronology guide the reader through the text.