We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Medals of Dishonour by Philip Attwood

Alongside the longstanding and well-known association of medals with glory and achievement lies another darker tradition of the medal as an indicator of dishonour. Medals of Dishonour will reveal this little-known history, and will also show internationally renowned contemporary artists engaging with the medal as a vehicle for political and social comment. The first part of the catalogue consists of a representative selection of about twenty medals of the 17thaEURO"20th centuries, including Dutch medals satirizing James II and Louis XIV, German and British medals on financial scandal and political corruption, a French medal showing Napoleon III as a cockchafer, German WWI anti-war medals, and two of David SmithaEURO (TM)s Medal for Dishonor. The second part consists of medals and related drawings recently commissioned by the British Art Medal Trust from twelve celebrated contemporary artists. The artists were asked to make works focusing on important issues of our times. Subjects include war, race, ASBOs and our modern obsession with shopping.

Buy Medals of Dishonour by Philip Attwood from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780714118161
ISBN-10: 0714118168
Format: Paperback / softback
(276mm x 228mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Medals of Dishonour by Philip Attwood

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Medals of Dishonour book by Philip Attwood and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By Philip Attwood

Hard at Work by Philip Attwood
Hardback, August 2014
Italian Medals c.1530-1600 by Philip Attwood
Hardback, October 2002
Badges by Philip Attwood
Paperback / softback, July 2004