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Book Title: Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper|
The author of the book: Alexandra Harris
Edition: Thames Hudson
The size of the: 39.78 MB
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Date of issue: November 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9780500251713
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In the 1930s and 1940s, while the battles for modern art and modern society were being fought in Paris and Spain, it seemed to some a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea shops.
Alexandra Harris tells a different story: eclectically, passionately,
wittily, urgently, English artists were exploring what it meant to be alive at that moment and in England. They showed that “the modern”
need not be at war with the past: constructivists and conservatives could work together, and even the Bauhaus émigré László Moholy-Nagy was beguiled into taking photos for Betjeman’s nostalgic An Oxford University Chest.
A rich network of personal and cultural encounters was the backdrop for a modern English renaissance. This great imaginative project was shared by writers, painters, gardeners, architects, critics, and composers. Piper abandoned purist abstracts to make collages on the blustery coast; Virginia Woolf wrote in her last novel about a village pageant on a showery summer day. Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen,
and the Sitwells are also part of the story, along with Bill Brandt and Graham Sutherland, Eric Ravilious and Cecil Beaton.
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Read information about the authorAlexandra was born and raised in Oklahoma. She has a strong background in the theater, starring in her first full-length production at the age of 10. On the stage she has enjoyed a slew of principal roles, supporting roles and ensembles over the course of many years. Alex segued into the film industry in her teens and discovered her passion. She is known for the leading role of Lisa in the award winning superhero film "The Posthuman Project". She stars as the Dessert Princess in the upcoming movie "The Veil" with William Levy, William Mosely and Serinda Swan. Other principal roles in feature films include playing Casey in "Rising Tides" and Juliet in "The Prophet's Son". Television credits include starring as Lexi in "Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader" and a guest appearance as Jaqui on TNT's "Murder in the First". Alexandra has also starred and held supporting roles in a number of short films and student films.
Alexandra is a senior level Fine Arts major and has an associate degree in film and video production. Outside of her acting career she is an award winning artist, yoga enthusiast, rock climber and soccer player.
For Alex, acting has long been a serious passion and labor of love. She is dedicated to learning, growing and striving toward excellence in the field.