Jonathan Meades: Postwar Colour(lessness), 19 July 2018
Show More The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Postwar Britain by Lynda Nead.
Yale, 416 pp., £35, October 2017, 978 0 300 21460 4Show More
“... Lynda Nead
’s new study of the ways in which postwar Britain was represented by what was not yet called its media is tirelessly oblique. She contrives to see everything through the reductionist lenses of colour and colourlessness. She leans heavily on Raymond Williams’s notion of a ‘structure of feeling’ which supposedly defines the ‘particular and characteristic colour of a period ...”