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Bitter witness : Otto Dix and the Great War

Author: Linda F McGreevy
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2001.
Series: German life and civilization, v. 27.
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"Bitter Witness is a study of Otto Dix's war-related art. It is the first book to place Dix's etching cycle, Der Krieg, alongside numerous paintings and drawings in the perspective of his war experience on two fronts from mid-1915 to 1918's finale. It includes a full history of the war, the Weimar Republic's socio-political upheavals, and the Nazi years, following Dix and his colleagues, including Kaethe Kollwitz,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Art and the war
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McGreevy, Linda F.
Bitter witness.
New York : P. Lang, ©2001
(OCoLC)606602095
Online version:
McGreevy, Linda F.
Bitter witness.
New York : P. Lang, ©2001
(OCoLC)607854382
Named Person: Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix; Otto Dix
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda F McGreevy
ISBN: 0820441066 9780820441061
OCLC Number: 40473754
Description: xxi, 467 pages, 8 pages of color plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 The Structures of Memory 1 --
2 The Forge of Bitterness: War's Outbreak 11 --
3 The Charnel House 47 --
4 The Deepening Divide 79 --
5 The Reign of Chaos 103 --
6 The Image of War: 1914-1918 129 --
7 Myth & Reality: Postwar Memory 1918-1924 183 --
Krieg (War) 1924--Portfolios 241 --
8 Der Krieg: A Visual Memoir 273 --
9 The Illusion of Stability: 1925-1930 327 --
10 Reaction/Repression: The Final Works of a "Cultural Bolshevist" 347.
Series Title: German life and civilization, v. 27.
Responsibility: Linda F. McGreevy.

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"Bitter Witness is a study of Otto Dix's war-related art. It is the first book to place Dix's etching cycle, Der Krieg, alongside numerous paintings and drawings in the perspective of his war experience on two fronts from mid-1915 to 1918's finale. It includes a full history of the war, the Weimar Republic's socio-political upheavals, and the Nazi years, following Dix and his colleagues, including Kaethe Kollwitz, through the artistic movements and events in the first half of Germany's most turbulent century."--Jacket.

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