The Independent Group: Modernism and Mass Culture in Britain, 1945-59

The Independent Group: Modernism and Mass Culture in Britain, 1945-59
Library Shelf Location 03.MASS
Publication Date 1995
Description This study looks at the artists, designers and writers who formed the Independent Group in the early 1950s including such influential figures as Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigel Henderson, William Turnball, Rayner Banham and Alison and Peter Smithson. As a group they aimed to raise the status of popular objects and icons within modern visual culture. The development of the Independent Group is mapped out against the changing nature of modernism during the Cold War era, as well as the impact of mass consumption on post-war British society. In this book, Massey examines the cultural context of the formation of the Group, covering the founding of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the meanings of modernism, and the creation of a national identity. Key exhibitions such as "Parallel of Life and Art" and "This Is Tomorrow" are also examined.
ISBN 9780719042454
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Author Anne Massey
Format Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Related Artists Nigel Henderson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Alison and Peter Smithson, William Turnball, Rayner Banham, Richard Hamilton
Category Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art
Keyword Modernism
Related Gallery Institute of Contemporary Art, London (ICA)
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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