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Picturing England between the Wars: Word and Image 1918-1940

Stuart Sillars


This book discusses the relationship between word and image in writing of many kinds during the inter-war years, seeing it as central to the presentation of factual and fictional material. It first examines studies of an England increasingly felt as threatened by suburban expansion, and then moves to consider official and independent house designs, seeing them as another form of imagined involvement and experience of the actual. It goes on to argue that visual material was for the first time central to book publishing, in dust jackets, internal illustration, and the design of books as part of ... More

Keywords: book illustration, word–picture relations, home designs, war preparations, English landscape, suburbia, modernism, popular culture, popular magazines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198828921
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198828921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Sillars, author
Emeritus Professor of English, University of Bergen