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Title War and art : a visual history of modern conflict / edited by Joanna Bourke.

Publication Info. London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017.

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Description 391 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 29 cm
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Summary In this book, there is a comprehensive visual, cultural, and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented by artists. Covering the last two centuries, from the Crimean War to the present day, the book shows how the artistic portrayal of war has changed, from a celebration of heroic exploits to a more modern, troubled, and perhaps truthful depiction of warfare and its consequences. It investigates broad patterns as well as specific genres and themes of war art, and features more than 400 color illustrations by artists including Paul Nash, Judy Chicago, Pablo Picasso, Melanie Friend, Marc Chagall, Francis Bacon, Käthe Kollwitz, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, Dora Meeson, Otto Dix, and many others. It also highlights the work of often overlooked artists, including children, non-Europeans, and prisoners of war. A wide range of subjects, from front-line combat to behind-the-lines wartime experiences are represented in paintings, etchings, photography, film, digital art, comics, and graffiti.
In times of crisis, we often turn to artists for truth-telling and memory-keeping. There is no greater crisis than war, and in this sumptuously illustrated volume, we find a comprehensive visual, cultural, and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented by artists. Covering the last two centuries, from the Crimean War to the present day, the book shows how the artistic portrayal of war has changed, from a celebration of heroic exploits to a more modern, troubled, and perhaps truthful depiction of warfare and its consequences. The book investigates broad patterns as well as specific genres and themes of war art, and features more than 400 color illustrations by artists including Paul Nash, Judy Chicago, Pablo Picasso, Melanie Friend, Marc Chagall, Francis Bacon, Käthe Kollwitz, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, Dora Meeson, Otto Dix, and many others. The volume also highlights the work of often overlooked artists, including children, non-Europeans, and prisoners of war. A wide range of subjects, from front-line combat to behind-the-lines wartime experiences are represented in paintings, etchings, photography, film, digital art, comics, and graffiti.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-369) and index.
Contents Introduction / Joanna Bourke -- Histories. -- War imagery between the Crimean Campaign and 1914 / Sergiusz Michalski -- The two world wars / Monica Bohm-Duchen -- In the heat of the Cold War, 1945-77 / Sarah Wilson -- Contemporary war; contemporary art / Sue Malvern -- Genres. -- Propaganda, art and war / Jo Fox -- War and film / James Chapman -- Trench art: objects and people in conflict / Nicholas J. Saunders -- Visions of the apocalypse: documenting the hidden artwork of abandoned Cold War bases / John Schofield -- Artists. -- Kiyochika's last laughs: satirical war prints from the first Sino-Japanese (1894-5) and Russo-Japanese (1904-5) Wars / John D. Szostak -- 'In front of me is the war, and I battle with it with all my strength': the wars of Vasili Vereschagin and Natalia Goncharova / Anna Pilkington -- 'The most gruesome picture ever wanted': Otto Dix and the Truth of War / Gary Haines -- Käthe Kollwitz and the art of war / Jay Winter -- 'A concentrated utterance of total war': Paul Nash, C.R.W. Nevinson and the Great War / Paul Gough -- I do (not) challenge: Nancy Spero's War series / Jon Bird -- 'My name is David and I will be your war artist for the day': David Cotterrell shoots a video / Michael Corris -- Contexts. -- Drawn in blood and bone: the art of captives of war / Clare Makepeace -- The crayon war: how children drew the Great War / Manon Pignot -- Rape in the art of war / Joanna Bourke -- Video games, war and operational aesthetics / Patrick Crogan -- Art against war / Grace Brockington.
Subject War in art.
Art and war.
Art, Modern -- Themes, motives.
Illustrated books.
Art and war. (OCoLC)fst00815446
Art, Modern -- Themes, motives. (OCoLC)fst00816663
Illustrated books. (OCoLC)fst00967377
War in art. (OCoLC)fst01170504
Added Author Bourke, Joanna, editor.
ISBN 9781780238463 (hardback)
1780238460

 
    
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