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By David P. Christopher

British tradition: An creation offers a accomplished advent to primary facets of tradition and the humanities in Britain this day, and makes use of a real method of position them inside of a transparent, ancient context. issues comprise: * the social and cultural environment: politics and society 1950-1999, together with immigration, feminism, Thatcherism and the humanities and the Blair revolution* language and tradition: accents and minority languages, broadcasting and public existence* the radical, poetry and theatre* cinema: Hammer Horror, James Bond, Ealing comedies, black British movie, Trainspotting, the complete Monty and ancient epics* tv and radio: cleaning soap opera, crime sequence and sitcoms* well known song and model: The Beatles, punk, Britpop, way of life and magnificence* paintings and sculpture: Bacon, Hockney, Gilbert and George and Hirst* structure and interiors. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of key subject matters of modern years, and offers specific emphasis to striking artists inside every one sector. The publication additionally strengthens research abilities, via follow-up actions and recommendations for extra examining which look on the finish of every bankruptcy. a true must-read for all scholars of British background and tradition.

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New high-technology office blocks were built in a fashionable post-modern style. One of the most outstanding developments was Docklands in east London, where glamorous, futuristic buildings announced a booming economy. The individualism and commerce promoted by the Conservative Government were embraced by many young British artists. Traditionally, they had depended on the patronage of gallery owners, but now began to look for empty warehouses and other buildings where they could show and sell their work more independently.

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It became the film of the moment and won four Oscars. In architecture, there were few advances during the early 1980s. The construction industry was at a standstill due to a lack of investment and low economic confidence. But the renovation of older buildings frequently provided cheaper, more attractive solutions, and started to become a common practice. Later in the decade when credit restrictions were lifted, 15 B R I T I S H C U LT U R E there was a period of accelerated growth. New high-technology office blocks were built in a fashionable post-modern style.

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