Art and War
By (author) Laura Brandon
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Art and War by Laura Brandon
Book DescriptionThis is a truly encyclopedic 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 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. Laura Brandon pays particular attention to work produced in response to World War I and World War II, as well as to more recent art and memorial work by artists as diverse as Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jarr and Maya Lin. She looks finally to the reactions of contemporary artists such as Langlands and Bell to the US invasion in 2001 of Afghanistan and the 'War on Terror'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112370
(210mm x 150mm x 13mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laura Brandon
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The Canadian War Museum's art collection is one of the finest in the world and the single largest repository of official war art in Canada. This title takes readers into a time and place, enabling a deeper understanding of the artists, their compelling, often disturbing, but always profound images.
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Author Biography - Laura Brandon
Laura Brandon is Curator of War Art for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Her books include 'Art or Memorial?: The Forgotten History of Canada's War Art' (University of Calgary Press).
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