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Civil War Paintings of Mort Kunstler, Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Antietam
     

Civil War Paintings of Mort Kunstler, Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Antietam

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by Mort Kunstler
 

For nearly thirty years, Mort Kunstler has focused his considerable artistic talent on interpreting the Civil War. In crafting his work to reflect poignant moments or critical circumstances of the conflict, he has turned to leading historians and scholars for informative details that he has then translated on canvas to create an indelible image of this defining

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For nearly thirty years, Mort Kunstler has focused his considerable artistic talent on interpreting the Civil War. In crafting his work to reflect poignant moments or critical circumstances of the conflict, he has turned to leading historians and scholars for informative details that he has then translated on canvas to create an indelible image of this defining ordeal in America's history. More than 160 of these images-supplemented by preliminary sketches, early studies, and photographs of works in progress-are the basis for this book. Kunstler has also explored the human side of this national struggle. Thus he has produced thoughtful studies of leaders at decisive moments, instances of daily camp life for the soldiers, and those early romantic notions that it would be a bloodless war, predicated on the belief that a show of inner strength would prevail. In the past twenty years, Kunstler's portfolio has been published in twelve books, including companion pieces for the epic films ?Ge

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ISBN-13:
9781581825565
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Civil War Paintings Series
Pages:
239
Sales rank:
715,474
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 6.64(h) x 1.01(d)

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Civil War Paintings of Mort Kunstler, Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Antietam 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mort Kunstler is an impressive artist, and this book contains some great scenes. Unfortunately, the book is quite small, and while I expected as much, it simply doesn't do Mort justice. His work is so great and amazing, and they try to fit these wonderful pieces into these small pages. You want to stop and inspect every detail of every image, but the size of the book and its pictures do not permit such a thing (at least, not comfortably). The end result makes it a great coffee table book, perhaps, but it definitely makes you wish for a much bigger one. Mort's work deserves to be put into something much larger, where the viewer can examine the picture in all its glory and take it all in. It does, however, offer a great amount of text. If you are looking for texts of the Civil War, this may suit you - but if you're after the impressive works of Mort Kunstler, I would not recommend this book.