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Title Nothing but the clouds unchanged : artists in World War I / edited by Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, [2014]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.041 NOT    Available
Description 198 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Note At head of title: The Getty Research Institute.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forces unbound: art, bodies, and machines after 1914 / Philipp Blom -- "In dead men breath": the afterlife of World War I / Gordon Hughes -- André Masson: into the "humus humaine" / Charles Palermo -- Fernand Léger: objects, abstraction, and the aesthetics of mud / Daniel Marcus -- Georges Braque: artilleryman / Karen K. Butler -- Wyndham Lewis: "art-war-art" / Leo Costello -- "In the midst of this strange country": Paul Nash's war landscapes / Anja Foerschner -- Carlo Carrà's conscience / David Mather -- Otto Dix: war and representation / Matthew Biro -- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: an inner war / Thomas W. Gaehtgens -- Killing "Max Ernst" / Todd Cronan -- George Grosz and World War I / Timothy O. Benson -- Käthe Kollwitz, the First World War, and sacrifice / Joan Weinstein -- László Moholy-Nagy: reconfiguring the eye / Joyce Tsai -- Oskar Kokoschka: the Great War and love lost / Beatrice von Bormann -- Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic ballet and the trauma of war / Paul Monty Paret -- Appendix: Selected cultural figures who served in World War I / Hannah Fullgraf with Betsy Stepina Zinn.
Summary Much of how World War I is understood today is rooted in the artistic depictions of the brutal violence and considerable destruction that marked the conflict. Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged examines how the physical and psychological devastation of the war altered the course of twentieth-century artistic modernism. Following the lives and works of fourteen artists before, during, and after the war, this book demonstrates how the conflict and the resulting trauma actively shaped artistic production. Featured artists include Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Fernand Léger, Wyndham Lewis, André Masson, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Nash, and Oskar Schlemmer. Materials from the Getty Research Institute's special collections - including letters, popular journals, posters, sketches, propaganda, books, and photographs - situate the works of the artists within the historical context, both personal and cultural, in which they were created.--Publisher.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war.
World War, 1914-1918 -- In art -- Influence.
War artists -- History -- 20th century.
War in art -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Hughes, Gordon, 1965- editor.
Blom, Philipp, 1970- editor.
Getty Research Institute.
Added Title Artists in World War I
ISBN 9781606064313

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