British Art in the Nuclear Age

It was recently announced that next year will see the publication of a groundbreaking new book entitled British Art in the Nuclear Age (Ashgate, 2014). And ESPIONART can’t wait!

130803 Richard Hamilton

The book will comprise nine essays exploring how art and visual culture in the UK responded to the rise of atomic power and the threat of nuclear warfare. A chapter by the book’s editor, Dr Catherine Jolivette, will focus on the art displayed at the Festival of Britain in 1951, while other contributors discuss media including sculpture and photojournalism. This promises to be a fascinating read!

Jolivette gives a sneak peek at the forthcoming book here.

Image: Richard Hamilton, Portrait of Hugh Gaitskell as a Famous Monster of Filmland, 1964. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London, UK © Richard Hamilton

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