East End Vernacular

Artists who Painted London's East End Streets in the 20th Century
Author: Gentle Author
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995740112
Category: East End (London, England)
Page: 155
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'East End Vernacular' presents a magnificent selection of pictures - many never published before - revealing the evolution of painting in the East End of London and tracing the changing character of the streets through the 20th century.

Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road

100 years of love and life in one East End market
Author: Melanie McGrath
Publisher: Two Roads
ISBN: 1473641985
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1945

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G Kelly's Pie and Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution - from women's liberation and industrialisation to wars and immigration - and yet at its heart it remains one of the last traditional market roads of London. Pie and Mash on the Roman Road is the biography of that shop and of the people - customers, suppliers, employees, owners - who passed through it, and continue to do so. Through vivid tales of ordinary lives the book will tell the extraordinary story of the community living around the oldest trading route in Britain, and the true heart of the East End.

The East End in Colour 1960-1980

Author: David Granick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910566312
Page: 128
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When a local photographer stumbled upon 1,000s of David Granick's colour slides in early 2017, he knew he had struck gold. These images capture the post-war streets of Stepney, Whitechapel, Bow and beyond in the warmth of Kodachrome hues at a time when black and white photography was the norm. Left untouched on a library shelf for 37 years, and revealed now for the first time, these photographs show an East London on the cusp of social transition.

The Gentle Author's London Album

Author: Gentle Author
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957656918
Category: East End (London, England)
Page: 160
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Between the covers of this album you will discover a prime selection of the Gentle Author's favourite pictures of London, setting the wonders of our modern metropolis against the pictorial delights of the ancient city, and celebrating the infinite variety of life in the capital. This is London seen from an easterly direction - as the centre of gravity in the city has shifted, the Gengle Author of Spitalfields Life has amassed a wealth of extraordinary pictures of London with a special emphasis upon the East End.

Streets - Nigel Henderson's East End

Author: Clive Coward
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781849764995
Page: 120
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Nigel Henderson (1917-1985) was a British artist and founding member of the Independent Group, but he was also a photographer whose work has been compared to that of Cartier-Bresson and Brassai. Introduced to the art world by his mother Wyn Henderson who managed the famous Guggenheim Jeune gallery, he became acquainted with leading figures in modern art, including Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. In 1943, recovering from the trauma of his experiences as a pilot in the Second World War, Henderson began experimenting with photography. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. 0This beautiful book showcases 150 of these newly digitised photographs which capture the heart of working-class life. From hop-scotching children to a funeral cortege, and street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson's unique view of the streets evokes the wit, resilience and character of the local people as well as documenting a way of life that would soon disappear, as Britain moved into the 1960s.

London in Paint

Author: Lee Cheshire
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781849765015
Page: 192
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London is one of the world's most popular cities, and its hustle and bustle, changing landscape, and infinite sights have provided a rich subject for many artists. Their representations are fascinatingly diverse. From recognizable views of the River Thames, St. Paul's, and Tower Bridge to idyllic scenes of London's residential squares and streets or paintings capturing the architectural feats and engineering marvels of their day, artists have documented a developing London that found wealth and confidence and emerged as the first truly modern city. Drawing from Tate's superb collection and beyond, this stunning book presents 100 paintings from the 17th century to the present, with each work offering a special perspective contextualized by revealing and memorable anecdotes that bring the images to life. Featuring some of the world's most influential artists--Canaletto, Turner, Constable, Pissarro, Monet, Kossoff, and Auerbach--as well as lesser-known contemporary artists such as David Hepher and Lisa Milroy, London in Paint provides a fresh look, through artists' eyes, at this much-loved global city.

London in the Company of Painters

Author: Richard Blandford
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786270788
Category: History
Page: 224
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This sumptuous visual history explores London as depicted by artists over the last few hundred years. Although the first city of London was established in the Roman period, the story of London in art really begins in the 17th century, with the rise of the panoramic city view as a painting genre, and continues to this day. Organized around eight areas or districts, the chapters move roughly from west to east across London, as does the River Thames, which acts as the city's spine. Within each area, works of art are grouped around specific locations or monuments, providing a glimpse of the city's changing and unchanging topography through the ages. Despite London's tumultuous history – the rise and fall of Empire, attacks from above in two world wars, relentless expansion into the surrounding villages and suburbs – it nevertheless becomes clear that many of the city's landmarks remain surprisingly constant.

The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London

Author: Pamela Fletcher,Anne Helmreich
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719084607
Category: Art
Page: 336
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This is the first book to investigate the modern London art market, establishing the central importance of London for the development of the modern retail market in fine art.Leading experts track the emergence and development of the structures and practices that have come to characterize the commercial art system, including the commercial art gallery, the professional dealer, the exhibition cycle and its accompanying rhetoric of press coverage and publicity, and an international network for the circulation of goods.This new commercial system involved a massive transformation of the experience of viewing art; of the relationships between artists, dealers, collectors, art objects, and audiences; and of the very criteria of aesthetic value itself. Its history is thus a vital part of the history of modern art, and this anthology will be of interest to art historians as well as scholars of Victorian Studies, Museum Studies, and Social History.

Spitalfields Life

In the Midst of Life I Woke to Find Myself Living in an Old House Beside Brick Lane in the East End of London
Author: Gentle Author
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444703955
Category: Travel
Page: 428
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"I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London..." Drawing comparisons with Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens, the gentle author of Spitalfields Life has gained an extraordinary following in recent years, by writing hundreds of lively pen portraits of the infinite variety of people who live and work in the East End of London. Everything you seek in London can be found here - street life, street art, markets, diverse food, immigrant culture, ancient houses and history, pageants and parades, rituals and customs, traditional trades and old family businesses. Spend a night in the bakery at St John, ride the rounds with the Spitalfields milkman, drop in to the Golden Heart for a pint, meet a fourth-generation paper bag seller, a mudlark who discovers treasure in the river Thames, a window cleaner who sees ghosts and a master bell-founder whose business started in 1570. Join the bunny girls for their annual reunion, visit the wax sellers of Wentworth Street and discover the site of Shakespeare's first theatre. All of human life is here in Spitalfields Life.

A CHILD OF THE JAGO (Modern Classics Series)

A Tale from the Old London Slum
Author: Arthur Morrison
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026853601
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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This carefully crafted ebook: äóìA CHILD OF THE JAGO (Modern Classics Series)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Child of the Jago recounts the brief life of Dicky Perrott, a child growing up in the "Old Jago", a fictionalization of the Old Nichol, a slum located between Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road in the East End of London. The Jago is a London slum where crime and violence are the only way of life, and from which there is no escape for the inhabitants. At the start of the novel Dicky Perrott is about 8 years old, undernourished and roaming the streets, forced to do whatever it takes in order to survive. Dickyäó»s affectionate nature and willingness to work provides a glimmer of hope that he can escape from the corruption of the Jago, but this hope is cynically thwarted by the avaricious Weech. The criminalizing of innocence in an environment of poverty and crime echoes the predicament of Oliver Twist. Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, A Child of the Jago being the best known. Morrison is also known for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt, low-key, realistic, lower class answer to Sherlock Holmes. Martin Hewitt stories are similar in style to those of Conan Doyle, cleverly plotted and very amusing, while the character himself is a bit less arrogant and a bit more charming than Holmes.

Maps of London and Beyond

Author: Adam Dant
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849944649
Category: History
Page: 112
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A spectacular, large-format collection of Adam Dant’s fine art maps giving a unique view of our history and life today. Artist and cartographer Adam Dant surveys London’s past, present and future from his studio in the East End. Beautiful, witty and subversive, his astonishing maps offer a compelling view of history, lore, language and life in the capital and beyond. Traversed by a plethora of colourful characters including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mary Wollstonecraft and Barbara Windsor, Adam Dant’s maps extend from the shipwrecks on the bed of the Thames to the stars in the sky over Soho. Along the way, he captures all the rich traditions in the capital, from brawls and buried treasure to gin and gentlemen’s clubs. Accompanying text by the artist gives the background to each of the handsome cartographic artworks, revealing his inspirations and artistic process and outlining his cultural allusions. Reproduced in large format, the maps invite the reader to study all the astonishing and often hilarious details within, offering hours of fascination for the curious. Published in conjunction with the Spitalfields Life blog, Maps of London & Beyond includes an extensive interview with Adam Dant by the blog’s founder The Gentle Author.

Still Lives

Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master
Author: Maria H. Loh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691164967
Category: Art
Page: 304
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Michelangelo was one of the biggest international art stars of his time, but being Michelangelo was no easy thing: he was stalked by fans, lauded and lambasted by critics, and depicted in unauthorized portraits. Still Lives traces the process by which artists such as Michelangelo, Dürer, and Titian became early modern celebrities. Artists had been subjects of biographies since antiquity, but Renaissance artists were the first whose faces were sometimes as recognizable as their art. Maria Loh shows how this transformation was aided by the rapid expansion of portraiture and self-portraiture as independent genres in painting and sculpture. She examines the challenges confronting artists in this new image economy: What did it mean to be an image maker haunted by one's own image? How did these changes affect the everyday realities of artists and their workshops? And how did images of artists contribute to the way they envisioned themselves as figures in a history that would outlive them? Richly illustrated, Still Lives is an original exploration of the invention of the artist portrait and a new form of secular stardom.

True to Life

British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s
Author: Patrick Elliott,Sacha Llewellyn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911054054
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 144
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British realist art of the 1920s and 1930s is visually stunning - strong, seductive and demonstrating extraordinary technical skill. Despite this, it is often overshadowed by abstract art. This book presents the very first overview of British realist painting of the period, showcasing outstanding works from private and public collections across the UK. Of the forty artists featured in the show, many were major figures in the 1920s and 1930s but later passed out of fashion as abstraction and Pop Art became the dominant trends in the post-war years. In the last decade their work has re-emerged and interest in them has grown. Interwar realist art embraces a number of different styles, but is characterised by fine drawing, meticulous craftsmanship, a tendency towards classicism and an aversion to impressionism and visible brushwork. Artists such as Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith Frampton, James Cowie and Winifred Knights combine fastidious Old Master detail with 1920s modernity. Stanley Spencer spans various camps while Lucian Freud's early work can be seen as a realist coda which continued into the 1940s and beyond. Exhibition: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (01.07. - 29.10.2017).

Behind the Veneer

The South Shoreditch furniture trade and its buildings
Author: Joanna Smith,Ray Rogers
Publisher: Historic England
ISBN: 1848023065
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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South Shoreditch lies just north of the City of London, at the centre of a band that has become known as the 'City Fringe'. The area's greatest architectural legacy arises from the furniture trade and for almost a century - from the mid-19th to the mid-20th - Shoreditch dominated the industry as the major centre of furniture manufacturing and wholesale selling to the domestic and export markets. Following the industry's demise in the 1980s, many of its buildings have been given a new life as offices, bars or restaurants and live/work units. Shoreditch's proximity to the City has now led to enormous development pressures and a serious threat to the architectural distinctiveness of the area from commercial clean-sweep schemes and piecemeal interventions. In 2002 English Heritage formed a partnership with Hackney Council, the Greater London Authority and other relevant agencies to present a co-ordinated response and a strategic planning framework for South Shoreditch. This highly illustrated publication draws upon the findings of a comprehensive appraisal of the character and significance of the area. It will appeal to local residents and workers, architectural historians, furniture trade practitioners past and present, conservationists, planners, and visitors to the area.


Picturing Urban Change in East London
Author: Marion Davies,Juliet Davis,Debra Rapp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848023536
Page: 240
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Dispersalconsiders the period of change in Stratford, EastLondon prior to the 2012 Olympic Games. It is both a visual record of a placethat has transformed beyond recognition and a commentary on the impact of thesechanges. Though often represented as a post-industrial'wasteland', this part of East London was a melting pot of over 200 trades andindustries. Photographers Marion Davies and Debra Rapp documented 60 of thesesmall businesses - from belt-making, zinc- galavanising, kebab-making andsalmon smoking - before they were forced to move from the area in 2007. These unique photographs reveal theatmosphere and processes of the workplace alongside a short account of thepersonal histories of each business. While the photographs provide an impression of thesite at the cusp of change, they also suggest a landscape shaped over time. Howthis landscape or urban 'edgeland' developed and evolved from the mid-19thcentury is explored by urban planning and architectural historian Juliet Davis. A series of maps from 2007 to 2015 analysethe patterns of dispersal of these businesses. The three authors have charted the progress,successes and failures of these large and small firms, re-photographing aselection in 2015. They show how thismajor urban redevelopment project has had a permanent and dramatic impact onthe Lea Valley's industrial areas; and at the same time they have created alasting record of this previously diverse and often unappreciated workingenvironment.

East End

Author: John Claridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957656994
Page: 272
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Experiments in Modern Realism

World Making, Politics and the Everyday in Postwar European and American Art
Author: Alex Potts
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 476
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Subject: The case for realism -- The new painting in America -- Vernacular modernism -- New brutalism and the 'as found' -- New realism and pop art -- Composite painting -- Assemblages and world making -- Art and life: happenings -- Hybrid practices and political art

Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting

The World in the Workbench
Author: Christopher R. Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300174502
Category: Art
Page: 380
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The second largest city in 17th-century Europe, Naples constituted a vital Mediterranean center in which the Spanish Habsburgs, the clergy, and Neapolitan aristocracy, together with the resident merchants, and other members of the growing professional classes jostled for space and prestige. Their competing programs of building and patronage created a booming art market and spurred painters such as Jusepe de Ribera, Massimo Stanzione, Salvator Rosa, and Luca Giordano as well as foreign artists such as Caravaggio, Domenichino, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Giovanni Lanfranco to extraordinary heights of achievement. This new reading of 17th-century Italian Baroque art explores the social, material, and economic history of painting, revealing how artists, agents, and the owners of artworks interacted to form a complex and mutually sustaining art world. Through such topics as artistic rivalry and anti-foreign labor agitation, art dealing and forgery, cultural diplomacy, and the rise of the independently arranged art exhibition, Christopher R. Marshall illuminates the rich interconnections between artistic practice and patronage, business considerations, and the spirit of entrepreneurialism in Baroque Italy.

The Essential Art of African Textiles

Design Without End
Author: Alisa LaGamma,Christine Giuntini,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588392937
Category: Textile fabrics
Page: 72
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