Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sawdust Caesers

"These long-haired, mentally unstable, petty little hoodlums, these sawdust Caesars who can only find courage like rats hunting in packs, came to Margate with the avowed intent on interfering with the life and properties of its inhabitants." Part of the speech made by Dr George Simpson, chairman of Margate magistrates as he passed sentence on 4 who had taken part in the disturbances in margate , 1964.

Part of it became a catchphrase and the titel to Tony Beesley´s Book, which covers the rise of the Modernist style from the late 50´s and it´s development into present times. Not an easy Thing to cover and record the "movement" which has gone through a lot of alterations since it´s beginings over 50 years ago,  but Tony has covered it extremely well, combining photos with the voices of modernists who have lived and breathed it´s history.

A definate "Must have" for anyone interested in Modernism

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