product description page
Tiger in the Smoke : Art and Culture in Post-War Britain - by Lynda Nead (Hardcover)
About this item
Taking an interdisciplinary approach that looks at film, television, and commercial advertisements as well as more traditional media such as painting, The Tiger in the Smoke provides an unprecedented analysis of the art and culture of post-war Britain. Art historian Lynda Nead presents fascinating insights into how the Great Fogs of the 1950s influenced the newfound fashion for atmospheric cinematic effects. She also discusses how the widespread use of color in advertisements was part of an increased ideological awareness of racial differences. Tracing the parallel ways that different media developed new methods of creating images that variously harkened back to Victorian ideals, agitated for modern innovations, or redefined domesticity, this book’s broad purview gives a complete picture of how the visual culture of post-war Britain expressed the concerns of a society that was struggling to forge a new identity.
Number of Pages: 407
Genre: Art, History
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Lynda Nead
Street Date: November 14, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-4930
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.