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The Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper

by Alexandra Harris

Debut Books of the Month The Real World

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Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2010.

 

A rich and interesting look at the Romantic Revolution of the 1930’s and 40’s in England covering artists, writers, architects, gardeners, designers – a whole host of artistic talent.

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The Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper Synopsis

In this new and engaging study Alex Harris presents a confident case for the interest and importance of the English arts during the modern period. During the 1930s and 1940s, a rich network of cultural and personal encounters was the backdrop for a modern English renaissance, with English artists exploring what it meant to be alive at that moment and in England. Harris examines the work of writers, painters, gardeners, architects, critics and composers, some well known and some almost forgotten: John Betjeman, Florence White, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, the Sitwells, John Piper, Cecil Beaton, and more.

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ISBN: 9780500251713
Publication date: 27/09/2010
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500251713
Publication date: 27th September 2010
Author: Alexandra Harris
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, The Real World,
Categories: The arts: general issues, History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Alexandra Harris

Alexandra Harris was born in Sussex in 1981 and was educated at the University of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute, London. She is the editor (with Lara Feigel) of Modernism on Sea and is currently Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool.

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