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- DescriptionO.G.S. Crawford (1886-1957) thought history held the answers to everything. A field archaeologist, he later became a photographer flying over the Western Front during WW1 - an experience that made him a pioneer of aerial archaeology. An impassioned Marxist, it seemed to him that contemporary 1930s Britain would soon disappear, conquered by history's inevitable march to world socialism, and he made a photographic study of everyday things - churches and advertising hoardings - as future evidence of how unenlightened British society had once been. Later there came angry disillusionment and a book, too bitter to be published, called Bloody Old Britain . In recounting Crawford's extraordinary story, Kitty Hauser uses many of his photographs and penetrates neglected but fascinating aspects of British life and belief that have themselves become history.
- Author BiographyKITTY HAUSER was born in 1971 and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. She has published two books, Stanley Spencer (Tate Publishing, 2001) and Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology and the British Landscape (Oxford University Press, 2007). She is a Research Fellow at the Power Institute in the University of Sydney.
- Author(s)Kitty Hauser
- PublisherGranta Books
- Date of Publication07/09/2009
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGranta Books
- Content NoteIllustrations, ports.
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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