1965

1965

The Year Modern Britain Was Born

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There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 - and they are not the same thing. 1965 was the year Britain democratised education, it was the year pop culture began to be taken as seriously as high art, the time when comedians and television shows imported the methods of modernism into their work. It was when communications across the Atlantic became instantaneous, the year when, for the first time in a century, British artists took American gallery-goers by storm. In 1965 the Beatles proved that rock and roll could be art, it was when we went car crazy, and craziness was held to be the only sane reaction to an insane society. It was the year feminism went mainstream, the year, did she but know it, that the Thatcher revolution began, the year taboos were talked up - and trashed.
Publisher: London :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014
Description: xix, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780857202789
0857202782
Branch Call Number: 941.0856 Bra

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