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Frank Hurley at Charleston

13.10.08 | Richard Howells

It came as quite a surprise to see Frank Hurley’s images of World War One hanging at Charleston, the home of the Bloomsbury set in Sussex. In many ways, Charleston was the antithesis of the 1914-1918 war, yet at the same time owed its existence –or at least its Bloomsbury significance- to it. While young men in their millions were dying in horrific circumstances in the trenches across the English Channel, Charleston was a seeming oasis of aesthetic calm, artistic sensibili .....read more