Bomb Culture




      Bomb Culture
Out of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall s legendary exploration of radical 1960s art, music, and protest movements Bomb Culture is an abscess that lances itself An extreme book, unreasonable but not irrational Abrasive, contemptuous, attitudinizing, ignorant and yet brilliant Dennis PotterOut of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall s Bomb Culture has achieved legendary status as a powerful, informative, and spirited exploration of 1960s alternative society and counterculture Nuttall s confessional account of the period investigates the sources of its radical art, music, and protest movements as well as the beliefs, anxieties, and conceits of its key agitators, including his own.Nuttall argued that a tangible psychic dread of nuclear holocaust pervaded both high and low cultures, determining their attitude and content, much as the horrors of World War I had nourished the tactics and aesthetics of Dadaism.Accompanying the original text is a new foreword by author Iain Sinclair, who was closely acquainted with Jeff Nuttall and participated in the turbulent underground culture described in Bomb Culture This anniversary edition is rounded out with an afterword by writer Maria Fusco and a contextual introduction by the book s editors which includes photographs and images of Nuttall s distinctive artwork as well as further archival materials. Best Download [ Bomb Culture ] by [ Jeff Nuttall ] – heartforum.co.uk

Performance artist, poet, novelist, jazz musician, teacher, theorist, painter and sculptor, Jeff Nuttall is the only all round genius most of us are likely to meet in our lifetime And let the sceptic beware this is no exaggeration His talents usually control at the limits of human exuberance His skills are both highly local and deeply embedded in European twentieth century arts In a culture exemplified by tepidly isolated skills, greed, pop repetitions and art trivia, Jeff Nuttall s work is bracing and joyful, celebrating another world of values, ones that last Eric Mottram Notes for CALDERDALE LANDSCAPES exhibition at ANGELA FLOWERS GALLERY, London 1987


      Bomb Culture
 By Jeff Nuttall IBN : 1907222707 Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Bomb Culture
  • Jeff Nuttall
  • 26 January 2017
  • 1907222707

10 thoughts on “ Bomb Culture

  1. Nathalie says:

    A partly autobiographical account of the growth of the counter culture, in which Nuttall argues that a generation growing up with the threat of nuclear extinction could not be expected to think or behave as if it had a future ahead of it In 1970, when the House of Commons debated the behaviour of the youth of the day, Bomb Culture was cited as evidence Here s a quote There was a frisson for us all to savour as there had been at the first Aldermaston and the Underground was suddenly on th A partly autobiographical account of the growth of the counter culture, in which Nuttall argues that a generation growing up with the threat of nuclear extinction could not be expected to think or behave as if it had a future ahead of it In 1970, when the House of Commons debated the behaviour of the youth of the day, Bomb Culture was cited as evidence Here s a quote There was a frisson for us all to savour as there had been at the first Aldermaston and t...

  2. Christopher says:

    Jeff Nuttall was an artist, teacher, and sometime jazz musician who was active in the London counterculture of the 1960s Not only was he present in the mid and late Sixties as the movement was reaching its peak, but as someone born in 1933 he was old enough to have participated in in the earliest days of that new wave of activism things like the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament and to have observed cultural developments like the Mods from early on He also knew several of the Beat Generati Jeff Nuttall was an artist, teacher, and sometime jazz musician who was active in the London counterculture of the 1960s Not only was he present in the mid and late Sixties as the movement was reaching its peak, but as someone born in 1933 he was old enough to have participated in in the earliest days of that new wave of activism things like the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament and to have observed cultural developments like the Mods from early on He also knew several of the Beat Generation writers personally and was, along with Barry Miles, a key link between the London counterculture of the 1960s and that American movement of the previous decade The manuscript for Bomb Culture was completed in the autumn of 1967 and aimed to pre...

  3. Jon says:

    Interesting, but somewhat theoretical overview of early sixties counter culture in the UK Would recommend to those with a specific interest in that stuff.

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