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Trench art : materialities and memories of war

Author: Nicholas J Saunders
Publisher: New York, NY : Berg, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Trench art" is the name given to an array of objects made from the waste of industrialized war. Each object, whether an engraved shell case, cigarette lighter or a pen made from a shrapnel, tells a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas J Saunders
ISBN: 1859736033 9781859736036 1859736084 9781859736081
OCLC Number: 155844906
Description: pages cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Materiality, Conflict and the Great WarThe Great War of 1914-1918Configurations of Matter and MeaningChapter 2 What is Trench Art?Chapter 3 Trench Art before TrenchesShapes from the PastNineteenth-century Wars in ObjectsChapter 4 Classifying First World War Trench ArtFragments as CategoriesCategory 1 Soldiers, 1914-1930Sub-category 1a Active Service, 1914-1918Sub-category 1b Prisoners of War, 1914-1918Sub-category 1c The Wounded, 1914-1919Sub-category 1d Post-war Service Personnel, 1918-1930CommentsCategory 2 Civilians, 1914-1939Sub-category 2a 1914-1918Sub-category 2b 1919-1939Sub-category 2c 1914-1919 CommentsCategory 3 Commercial Production, c.1918-1939Final CommentsChapter 5 Ironic ShellsThe Life of the ShellIronies of ProductionThe MakersThe TechniquesStyle, Stories and DecorationCommentsChapter 6 A World of MetalsWriting EquipmentPhotograph FramesSmoking EquipmentJewelleryMiniatures, Models and TalismansChapter 7 Wood, Textiles, Stone and BoneWoodworkTextilesAnimal and Human BoneChalk and StoneCommentsChapter 8 Objects and Landscape in Conflict, 1914-1918The Landscape of WarBetween Landscape and ObjectChapter 9 Objects and Landscape in Memory, 1919-2002Landscapes of Contested MemoryObjects, Landscapes and MemoryLandscapes on ObjectsLandscape, Object and HomeObjects and Landscapes, 1940-2002Chapter 10 Art, Museums and RecycliaWar into ArtExhibition, Art and MuseumTrench Art as RecycliaChapter 11 Trading FuturesThe Second World War, 1939-1945Case Study 1: Finland : Trench Art from the Karelian TrenchesCase Study 2: The United Kingdom and the 'Italian Chapel' :The Post-War Era, 1945-2002Case Study 3: Afghanistan and the Carpets of WarCase Study 4: Mozambique and 'Swords in Ploughshares'Case Study 5: Bosnia: Fighting with Style Changing ShapesCommentsChapter 12 ConclusionMaking MemoriesRetailing MemoriesCommentsBibliographyIndex
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