Picturing Home

Picturing Home Domestic Life and Modernity in 1940S British Film - Studies in Popular Culture

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Synopsis

Picturing home examines the depiction of domestic life in British feature films made and released in the 1940s. It explores how pictorial representations of home onscreen in this period re-imagined modes of address that had been used during the interwar years to promote ideas about domestic modernity. Picturing home provides a close analysis of domestic life as constructed in eight films, contextualising them in relation to a broader, offscreen culture surrounding the suburban home, including magazines, advertisements, furniture catalogues and displays at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition. In doing so, it offers a new reading of British 1940s films, which demonstrates how they trod a delicate path balancing prewar and postwar, traditional and modern, private and public concerns.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526138200
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.436552
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: -1g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm