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Guernica : the biography of a twentieth-century icon

Author: Gijs Van Hensbergen; Pablo Picasso
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A study of Pablo Picasso's seminal painting Guernica describes how a work of art was transformed into an important cultural and political icon, tracing the painting's history from its origins amid the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, its use as a propaganda weapon against fascism, its odyssey to MOMA in New York, and its return to Spain after Franco's death.
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Art et guerre
Named Person: Pablo Picasso; Pablo Picasso; Pablo Picasso; Pablo Picasso; Picasso, Pablo <1881-1973> / Guernica.; Pablo Picasso
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gijs Van Hensbergen; Pablo Picasso
ISBN: 1582341249 9781582341248
OCLC Number: 55885303
Description: 373 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The nightmare made real --
A silent requiem --
Homer at the whitelchapel --
To the new world --
The death of Paris --
The big bang --
Reds under the beds --
The silent resistance --
Operación retorno --
The homecoming --
The final journey.
Responsibility: Gijs van Hensbergen.
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A study of Pablo Picasso's seminal painting Guernica describes how a work of art was transformed into an important cultural and political icon, tracing the painting's history from its origins amid the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, its use as a propaganda weapon against fascism, its odyssey to MOMA in New York, and its return to Spain after Franco's death.

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