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Art and war

Author: Laura Brandon
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Series: Art and-
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents a survey of artists' responses - both 'official' & personal - to 'the horrors of war'. It reveals the diversity of artists' portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition, from the 'heroic' paintings of Benjamin West & John Singer Sargent to brutal & iconic works by artists from Goya to Picasso.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Brandon
ISBN: 9781845112370 1845112377 9781845112363 1845112369
OCLC Number: 76910403
Description: xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. A long, rich history. Ten thousand years of war art to 1600 --
War art, 1600-1900 --
pt. 2. The World Wars. British art and the First World War --
Other nations in the Great War and later --
The Second World War: four allied national programmes --
pt. 3. War art since 1945. British and American war art, 1945-1989 --
War art internationally, 1990-2005 --
pt. 4. Rendering and remembering. Other types of war art --
War art as memorial, war art as memory --
Epilogue: The beat goes on.
Series Title: Art and-
Other Titles: Art & war
Responsibility: Laura Brandon.

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