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Civil War sketch book : drawings from the battlefront

Author: Harry L Katz; Vincent Virga
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In an era before photography could capture the excitement and drama of battle, illustrators known as "Special Artists"--among them such celebrated draftsmen as Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast--created some of the most important, influential and enduring images of the Civil War. Reporting to newspapers like Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated News, the Specials were prototypes for contemporary combat  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Pictorial works
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry L Katz; Vincent Virga
ISBN: 9780393072204 0393072207
OCLC Number: 755705038
Description: xxv, 251 p. : col. ill. ; 27 x 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1861 : war call --
1862 : glory no more --
1863 : emancipation blues --
1864 : the end begins --
1865 : victory and death --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Drawings from the battlefront
Responsibility: Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga ; with a preface by Alan Brinkley.

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A landmark collection featuring rare and sensational images of the Civil War.  Read more...

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These accounts, along with the sketches themselves and the narrative framework the authors provide, give this handsome volume also a landmark in the study of pictorial journalism a special immediacy Read more...

 
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