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London, Modernism, and 1914

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The outbreak of the First World War coincided with the beginnings of high modernism in literature and the visual arts to make 1914 a pivotal moment in cultural as in national history. Yeats, Wyndham Lewis, Gaudier-Breszka, Sickert, Epstein and many other avant-garde artists were at work in London during 1914, responding to urgent political as well as aesthetic problems. London was the setting for key exhibitions of high modernist paintings and sculptures, and home to a number of important movements: the Bloomsbury Group, the Whitechapel Boys and the Vorticists among them. The essays in this 2010 book collectively portray a dynamic, remarkable year in the city's art world, whose creative tensions and conflicts were rocked by the declaration of war. A bold, innovative account of the time and place that formed the genesis of modernism, this book suggests new routes through the fields of modernist art and literature.

Author Biography

Michael J. K. Walsh is Associate Professor of Art History at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus.
Release date Australia
May 6th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Michael J.K. Walsh
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
7 Halftones, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
316
Dimensions
155x229x23
ISBN-13
9780521195805
Product ID
3946122

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