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The Resource A bitter truth : avant-garde art and the Great War, Richard Cork

A bitter truth : avant-garde art and the Great War, Richard Cork

Label
A bitter truth : avant-garde art and the Great War
Title
A bitter truth
Title remainder
avant-garde art and the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Richard Cork
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The trauma of the First World War had an immensely powerful effect on the painters, sculptors, and printmakers who participated in it. They produced an extraordinary range of striking images that conveyed the immediacy and horror of their experiences and feelings. This arresting book is the first to bring together and examine the full international array of images spawned by the Great War
  • Richard Cork shows how avant-garde artists from Europe, Russia, and the United States challenged the recruiting posters and other propagandist views of the struggle by producing art that reflected the degradation of the trenches. Many of their images are now counted among the landmarks of early twentieth-century art, but his pioneering and lavishly illustrated book also examines a wealth of far less familiar work
  • The conflict was anticipated before hostilities began by the visionary and apocalyptic work of painters such as Meidner and Kandinsky, Chagall, Nevinson, Grosz, Beckmann, Kirchner, and other artists were quick to define war's essential tragedy with objective, expressionist, or allegorical art that alluded to their own wartime experiences. The harshest images of war were made in the later stages or after the Armistice, when artists such as Dix had time to consider their participation in the war
  • Ironically, the post-war years also witnessed the redemptive work of Spencer and Brancusi who, after the Armistice, produced monumental affirmations of brotherhood, fortitude, and love
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cork, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Art, Modern
Label
A bitter truth : avant-garde art and the Great War, Richard Cork
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29390315
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780300057041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1605144
Label
A bitter truth : avant-garde art and the Great War, Richard Cork
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29390315
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780300057041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1605144

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