British Prints from the Machine Age. Rhythms of Modern Life 1914 – 1939
Author(s): Clifford S. Ackley (ed)
Year published: 2008
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 224
Illustrations: 159 colour and 4 b&w
Published to accompany the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalogue examines the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II. Imagery ranges from powerful artistic impressions of the first fully mechanized war, to radical geometric abstractions, to the colourful, streamlined jazz age images of speed, sport and diversion which the Grosvenor School artists created in order to introduce a broader public to modern art and design. Interest in this era is peaking among collectors, curators and art historians and this is an ideal moment to introduce these innovative British printmakers to a wider public.