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Author Maclean, Caroline, author
Title Circles and squares : the lives and art of the Hampstead modernists / Caroline Maclean
Imprint London, UK ; Dublin, Ireland : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021
©2020
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 人文社會聯圖  N6768.5.M63 M33 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020656708
Edition [Paperback edition]
Descript xix, 296 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
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Note Originally published in hardcover: 2020
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-284) and index
Ben, Barbara and Winifred -- Back at the Mall Studios -- Molly, Jack and Wells -- Gropius, Moholy-Nagy and Breuer -- Herbert and Ludo at the Mall Studios -- The rise of surrealism and the fall of Unit One -- The Moores in Parkhill Road -- Axis and Circle: from Belsize Park to Fawley Bottom -- MacNeice, the Coldstreams and Auden: Keats Grove and Upper Park Road -- Mondrian and Calder: Parkhill Road
"Hampstead in the 1930s. In this peaceful, verdant London suburb, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson have embarked on a love affair, a passion that will launch an era-defining art movement. In her chronicle of the exhilarating rise and fall of British Modernism, Caroline Maclean captures the dazzling circle drawn into Hepworth and Nicholson's wake: among them Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Herbert Read, and famed emigres Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Piet Mondrian, blown in on the winds of change sweeping across Europe. Living and working within a few streets of their Parkhill Road studios, the artists form Unit One, a cornerstone of the Modernist movement which would bring them international renown. Drawing on previously unpublished archive material, Caroline Maclean's electrifying Circles and Squares brings the work, loves and rivalries of the Hampstead Modernists to life as never before, capturing a brief moment in time when a new way of living seemed possible. United in their belief in art's power to change the world, her cast of trailblazers radiate hope and ambition during one of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century"-- Source other than Library of Congress
Subject Modernism (Art) -- Great Britain
Hampstead (London, England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
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