War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict

War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict

by Joanna Bourke (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780238463
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,257,642
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Joanna Bourke is professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London, and Global Innovations Chair at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the author of many books including An Intimate History of Killing, Fear: A Cultural History, The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers, and Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play are Invading our Lives.

Table of Contents

War Imagery between the Crimean Campaign and 1914
The Two World Wars
In the Heat of the Cold War, 1945-77
Contemporary War; Contemporary Art
Propaganda, Art and War
War and Film
Trench Art: Objects and People in Conflict
Visions of the Apocalypse: Documenting the Hidden Artwork of Abandoned Cold War Bases
Kiyochika’s Last Laughs: Satirical War Prints form the First Sino-Japanese (1894-5) and Russo-Japanese (1904-5) Wars
‘In front of me is the war, and I battle with it with all my strength’: The Wars of Vasili Vereshchagin and Natalia Goncharova
‘The most gruesome picture ever painted’: Otto Dix and the Truth of War
Kathe Kollwitz and the Art of War
‘A concentrated utterance of total war’: Paul Nash, C.R.W. Nevinson and the Great War
I Do (Not) Challenge: Nancy Spero’s War Series
‘My Name is David and I will be your war artist for the day’: David Cotterrell Shoots a Video
Drawn in Blood and Bone: The Art of Captives of War
The Crayon War: How Children Drew the Great War
Rape in the Art of War
Video Games, War and Operational Aesthetics
Art Against War
Notes on Contributors
Photo Acknowledgements

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