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

Daniel Moore


Insane Acquaintances charts the varied encounters between artistic modernism and the British public in the years between ‘Manet and the Post-Impressionists’ (1910) and the Festival of Britain (1951). Through a range of case studies which explore the work of the ‘mediators’ of modernism in Britain – those individuals, groups and organisations which facilitated the introduction of modernist art and design to public audiences during the first part of the twentieth century – Insane Acquaintances explores the social, political and cultural impact of visual modernism over the course of four decades. ... More

Keywords: modernism, taste, reception history, Postimpressionism, Surrealism, aesthetics, education, decoration, institutionalisation of art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266755
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Moore, author
Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature, The University of Birmingham