Art and design associate professor Dr. Catherine Jolivette has released the book titled, “British Art in the Nuclear Age.” Her research for the volume was featured last year in the University publication, Mind’s Eye.
About the book
The book, Jolivette’s second in publication, examines the role of art and visual culture in early Cold War Britain from 1945 through the 1970s, particularly focusing on the fears and hopes that attended the advances of the nuclear age. Nine original essays explore contributions of British-born and émigré artists in the areas of sculpture, textile and applied design, painting, drawing, photojournalism, and exhibition display.
“Art acts as a medium of discourse, not merely reflecting but shaping the public’s perceptions of technology,” Jolivette said. “What I find endlessly compelling is the way that art illuminates very human concerns in light of scientific and military-industrial developments, and the rich variety of responses that these artists have to living in the nuclear age.”
For more information, contact Dr. Jolivette by email or at 417-837-2343.