John A. Walker, Left Shift: Radical Art in 1970's Britain, I. B. Tauris, 2002
Within twentieth-century art history, the 1970's has been a neglected decade. Left Shift vividly recreates a time when visual artists, under the influence of left-wing politics, women's liberation and the gay movement, were seeking to re-establish a social purpose to their practice.
John A. Walker discusses the work of artists as diverse as Stuart Brisley, Derek Jarman, Mary Kelly, the Art & Language Group, Victor Burgin, Margaret Harrison, Jo Spence and Joseph Beuys.