Matheson, Neil (2008) National identity and the 'melancholy of ruins': Cecil Beaton's photographs of the London Blitz. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 1 (3). pp. 261-274. ISSN 1752-6272Full text not available from this repository.
Wartime imagery recording the aftermath of bombing raids in Britain differs markedly from that depicting bomb damage in Germany and is closely bound up with narratives of cultural and national identity. In this article, the Blitz photographs of Cecil Beaton, as included in the book History Under Fire (1941), are analysed in relation to Eduardo Cadava's argument that Walter Benjamin's conception of history is developed through the language of photography.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jun 2010 13:23|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2010 13:23|
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