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by Lara Feigel,Alexandra Harris

eBook Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside download ISBN: 1906165246
Author: Lara Feigel,Alexandra Harris
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers; New edition edition (May 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 296
ePub: 1961 kb
Fb2: 1431 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism

Modernism on Sea brings together writing by some of today’s most exciting seaside critics, curators, filmmakers and scholars .

Modernism on Sea brings together writing by some of today’s most exciting seaside critics, curators, filmmakers and scholars, and takes the reader on a journey around the coast of Britain to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage that can be found there, from St Ives to Scarborough. The authors consider avant-garde art, architecture, film, literature and music, from the early twentieth century to the present, setting the arrival of modernism against the background of seaside tradition.

Modernism on Sea book. Modernism on Sea "brings together writing by some of today s most exciting seaside critics, curators, filmmakers and scholars, and takes the reader on a journey around the coast of Britain to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage that can be found there, from St Ives to Scarborough.

Lara Feigel is Lecturer in Modern Literary Studies at King’s College London. Alexandra Harris is Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool. She studied history of art at the Courtauld Institute in London and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her recent book Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper (2010) won the Guardian First Book Award.

It's described as 'a journey around the coast of Britain to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage that can be found there'. So expect the cheeky postcards marvelled at by George Orwell to austere modernist buildings such as the De La Warr Pavilion, as well as the Camden Town Group's sojourn in Brighton, John Piper's Nautical Style, Paul Nash's surrealist benches on the promenade in Swanage and the influence of bunting and deckchairs on the Festival of Britain to name just a. few things.

a b Lara Feigel, Alexandra Harris eds, Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside; Retrieved 3 September 2013. a b c David Matthews, Britten, pp. 8-9; Retrieved 3 September 2013. goodmorningbritten; Retrieved 3 September 2013.

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Modernism on Sea encourages consideration of the changing, marginal space where sea and land meet, places which ‘look like nobody had ever been there before just dunes and sand and sea and nobody at al. (Stevie Smith). Other Titles of Interest. Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside. From the publisher: A collection of essays by leading critics, curators,.

Modernism on Sea. Art and Culture at the British Seaside. Modernism on Sea brings together writing by some of today’s most exciting seaside critics, curators, filmmakers and scholars, and takes the reader on a journey around the coast of Britain to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage that can be found there, from St Ives to Scarborough.

Modernism on Sea is a compilation of serious scholarly essays disguised in red and white beach stripes. These essays include studies on the importance of the port and the ocean liner to the English avant-garde, the sea’s influence on form in Sylvia Plath, the High Modernist architecture of Bexhill-on-Sea’s De La Warr pavilion, and David Bradshaw writing about Virginia Woolf.

Dr Lara Feigel is a Senior Lecturer in English at King's College London .

She has also written journalistic pieces for various publications, including the Guardian, Prospect and History Today. Lara lives in West Hampstead, London.

Modernism on Sea brings together writing by some of today’s most exciting seaside critics, curators, filmmakers and scholars, and takes the reader on a journey around the coast of Britain to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage that can be found there, from St Ives to Scarborough. The authors consider avant-garde art, architecture, film, literature and music, from the early twentieth century to the present, setting the arrival of modernism against the background of seaside tradition. From the cheeky postcards marvelled at by George Orwell to austere modernist buildings such as the De La Warr Pavilion; from the Camden Town Group’s sojourn in Brighton to John Piper’s ‘Nautical Style’; from Paul Nash’s surrealist benches on the promenade in Swanage to the influence of bunting and deckchairs on the Festival of Britain – Modernism on Sea is a sweeping tour de force which pays tribute to the role of the seaside in shaping British modernism. The essays in this book were inspired by the ‘Modernism on Sea’ conference that was held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea in July 2007.