Modern Art, Britain and the Great War: Witnessing, Testimony and Remembrance (BOK)

Sue Malvern

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The First World War had a great impact on British modernism and twentieth-century art. This book examines how the British state recruited some of its most controversial artists to produce official art as part of propaganda and how their work gave witnessed testimony to the trauma of a war that later generations would redeem in acts of remembrance. The principal means by which artists visually recorded their war experiences, says Sue Malvern, were the official employment schemes set up by the government in 1916. Challenging prevailing opinion, she argues that these schemes were surprisingly liberal, giving modern artists unprecedented scope to create new audiences for their art. Official art was not just visual propaganda, but work of compelling quality and value, and the issues it raised extended into the post-war period and beyond.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2004 Forfatter Sue Malvern
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300105766
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 22,5cm x 27,9cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 1222 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -