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Conclusion: ‘Half-baked if you like’—modernist afterlives in Britain, 1945–1951

Daniel Moore

in Insane Acquaintances: Visual Modernism and Public Taste in Britain, 1910-1951

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266755
eISBN:
9780191916038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266755.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter concludes Insane Acquaintances, reflecting on some of the legacies of the pre-War modernist activity in Britain. It argues that while, ultimately, the revolution in taste that so many of ... More


Festivals

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two state-sponsored interventions in national identity, namely the Millennium Experience and the Festival of Britain. These events show the challenges in managing a public list ... More


Foreword to Eight Concerts of Henry Purcell’s Music

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0071
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Henry Purcell's songs appear in vocal recitals. This chapter mentions only the better-known music, but there are equal treasures that until quite lately have lain hidden in manuscripts. The Purcell ... More


Peculiar pleasure in the ruined Crystal Palace

James Boaden

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1951 the filmmaker and poet James Broughton moved to London from San Francisco. At that time he was beginning to garner a reputation for his short, whimsical, films, which often made use of ... More


The Stereoscopic Overture Finishes

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124612
eISBN:
9780813134796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses autostereoscopic cinema, which has always been considered as the “holy grail” for utopian inventors. Semyon Ivanov successfully created autostereoscopic motion pictures in the ... More


Epilogue

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124612
eISBN:
9780813134796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses changes that occurred after the Festival of Britain. It asks the question whether the Festival of Britain played a part in the 3-D boom in Hollywood in the 1950s or not. Newer ... More


The Lady Composer Steps Out: First Professional Engagements (1946–52)

Wanda Brister and Jay Rosenblatt

in Madeleine Dring: Lady Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979312
eISBN:
9781800341449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Dring’s early career is traced through her commissions for BBC radio and television broadcasts, of which the most significant is The Fair Queen of Wu, a ballet for singers and chamber ensemble with ... More


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