Michael Collins - The Family Silver


Publisher Lecturis

ISBN 9789462263284

Idea Code 19169


In the United States the rise of Kodachrome slide film paralleled the post-war consumer boom, exuding confidence with pictures of gleaming cars, epic road trips, and Hollywood glamour. In Britain, by contrast, humbler scenes show a paler, more restrained palette of colours. There was no British equivalent of the American Dream. The society cautiously emerging from post-war austerity was socially conservative, fatalistic and self-depreciating. Selected from the slide collection of Michael Collins, these 42 amateur family photographs, most of which date from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, are markedly reticent. All of the families are white, and the majority appear to be suburban middle class.

100 p, ills colour, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English


$26.50


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