cover van 'Paul Moorhouse, Sebastian Faulks | The  Great War '

The Great War in portraits

 

Weer leverbaar. In viewing 'The Great War through the portraits' of those involved, Paul Moorhouse looks at the bitter-sweet nature of a conflict in which valour and selfless endeavour were qualified by disaster and suffering, and examines the notion of identity - how various individuals associated with the war were represented and perceived. The narrative is structured chronologically, with thematic sections devoted to conflicting pairs - 'Royalty and the Assassin', 'Leaders and Followers', 'The Valiant and the Damned' - which reveal the radical differences between those caught up in the conflict in terms of their respective roles, aspirations, experiences, and, ultimately, their destinies. Illustrated throughout with images both well known and less familiar, the book concludes with a section entitled 'Tradition and the Avant-Garde', which focuses on the struggle artists faced in finding an appropriate language in which to depict those who had experienced the unimaginable horror at the front: either by resorting to the steadying hand of tradition or a radical visual language of expressive distortion.

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National Portrait Gallery
175 p. Zw/w en kleur ills.

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