Art and War

ISBN-10: 1845112377
ISBN-13: 9781845112370
Edition: 2007
Authors: Laura Brandon
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 1/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This is a truly encyclopaedic survey of artists' responses -- both "official" and personal -- to "the horrors of war." "Art and War" reveals the sheer diversity of artists' portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition -- from the "heroic" paintings of Benjamin West and of John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists from Goya to Picasso, and the equally oppositional work of Leon Golub, Nancy Spero and others who reacted with fury to the Vietnam War. Particular attention is paid to work produced in response to the First and Second World Wars and to more recent art and memorial work by artists as diverse as Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jarr and Maya Lin. The book looks finally to the reactions of contemporary artists such as Langlands and Bell to the US invasion in 2001 of Afghanistan and the War in Iraq.

Laura Brandon is the Curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. She has written extensively on war art and Canadian art history. Peg by Herself, her groundbreaking biography of war artist Pegi Nicol MacLeod, was published in 2005 and her award-winning exhibition, Canvas of War, toured Canada from 2000-2004.

Preface to the New Edition
Introduction
Chibuks and Lice in Ismail's Harem
Obsession for an Empress
Napoleon's Hated 'Mission Civilizatrice'
Muhammad Ali - a Brutal Age of Development
A Cruel Princess
Rulers of the New Renaissance
Ismail - a Ruler Obsesses
Paris's Belle Epoqueand the Great Exhibition
Ismail's Cairo - a Glitzy Age
The Finest Opera House in the World
The Palace of the Empress
The Cousin of the Empress
La Belle Eugenie
The Opening of the Accursed Canal
A Week of Hedonism
The Fall of Eugenie
The Fall of Ismail
Mr Cook and the Hotel Age
Cairo: the Englishman's Playground
Cairo's Sweet Scented Odalisques
The Age of the Great Hotels
Cairo's Last Flame
Setting Fire to Ismail's City
Epilogue: Ismail's Cairo Today
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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