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
“... is a woolly conceit, almost a faith. Proof isn’t required. A Brighton film of two years earlier, Robert Hamer’s delightfully sinister Pink String and Sealing Wax, set, to judge by the costumes, in the 1880s, does indeed have ‘Victorianism’ written all over it, as does Hamer’s subsequent Kind Hearts and Coronets. But neither of these is scrutinised by ...”