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The Resource Art and the Second World War, Monica Bohm-Duchen

Art and the Second World War, Monica Bohm-Duchen

Label
Art and the Second World War
Title
Art and the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Monica Bohm-Duchen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Art and the Second World War is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive and detailed international overview of the complex and often disturbing relationship between war and the fine arts during this crucial period of modern history. This generously illustrated volume starts by examining the art produced in reaction to the Spanish Civil War (often viewed as "the first battle of World War II"), and then looks at painting, sculpture, prints, and drawing in each of the major combatant nations, including Japan and China. This...publication places wartime art within its broader cultural, political, and military contexts while never losing sight of the power and significance of the individual image and the individual artist. Monica Bohm-Duchen's thought-provoking analysis ranges from iconic paintings such as Picasso's Guernica to unfamiliar works by little-known artists. She reinstates war art by major artists as an integral part of their oeuvres and examines neglected topics such as the art produced in the Japanese-American and British internment camps, by victims of the Holocaust, and in response to the dropping of the atom bomb in 1945. In so doing, Bohm-Duchen addresses a host of fundamental issues, including the relationship between art and propaganda and between art and atrocity, and the role of gender, religion, and censorship, both external and internal."--Publisher's description
Summary
Provides critical analysis of paintings and graphic works produced by artists from the United States and Europe during the Spanish Civil War and World War II
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262190
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bohm-Duchen, Monica
Dewey number
709.044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Art and the Second World War, Monica Bohm-Duchen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in 2013 by Lund Humphries
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn841893329
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780691145617
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013934242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)841893329
Label
Art and the Second World War, Monica Bohm-Duchen
Publication
Note
First published in 2013 by Lund Humphries
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn841893329
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780691145617
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013934242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)841893329

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