Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)

England, Art and Politics since 1940
by Robert Hewison
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Revivals

Publication Date: June 11, 2015

ISBN: 9781317512370

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Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems of national significance.

Illustrating his argument with a series of detailed case histories, Robert Hewison analyses how Britain’s cultural life has reached its present enfeebled condition and suggests a way forward. This book will be of interest to students of art and cultural studies.