Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Release date: 2020-05-18

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In this book, Gregory Salter traces how artists represented home and masculinities in the period of social and personal reconstruction after the Second World War in Britain. Salter considers home as an unstable entity at this historical moment, imbued with the optimism and hopes of post-war recovery while continuing to resonate with the memories and traumas of wartime. Artists examined in the book include John Bratby, Francis Bacon, Keith Vaughan, Francis Newton Souza and Victor Pasmore. Case studies featured range from the nuclear family and the body, to the nation. Combined, they present an argument that art enables an understanding of post-war reconstruction as a temporally unstable, long-term phenomenon which placed conceptions of home and masculinity at the heart of its aims. Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain sheds new light on how the fluid concepts of society, nation, masculinity and home interacted and influenced each other at this critical period in history and will be of interest to anyone studying art history, anthropology, sociology, history and cultural and heritage studies.

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Genre: United Kingdom, Great Britain

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781000182125

Additional Information

Genre: United Kingdom, Great Britain

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781000182125

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