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The Resource British art and the First World War, 1914-1924, James Fox, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

British art and the First World War, 1914-1924, James Fox, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

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British art and the First World War, 1914-1924
Title
British art and the First World War, 1914-1924
Statement of responsibility
James Fox, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The First World War is usually believed to have had a catastrophic effect on British art, killing artists and movements, and creating a mood of belligerent philistinism around the nation. In this book, however, James Fox paints a very different picture of artistic life in wartime Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources, he examines the cultural activities of largely forgotten individuals and institutions, as well as the press and the government, in order to shed new light on art's unusual role in a nation at war. He argues that the conflict's artistic consequences, though initially disruptive, were ultimately and enduringly productive. He reveals how the war effort helped forge a much closer relationship between the British public and their art--a relationship that informed the country's cultural agenda well into the 1920s"--
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6768
LC item number
.F69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
Series volume
43
Label
British art and the First World War, 1914-1924, James Fox, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The outbreak of war and the business of art -- Perceptions of art -- The arts mobilize -- War pictures : truth, fiction, function -- Peace pictures : escapism, consolation, catharsis -- Art and society after the war
Control code
908175759
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781107105874
Lccn
2015010003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908175759
Label
British art and the First World War, 1914-1924, James Fox, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The outbreak of war and the business of art -- Perceptions of art -- The arts mobilize -- War pictures : truth, fiction, function -- Peace pictures : escapism, consolation, catharsis -- Art and society after the war
Control code
908175759
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781107105874
Lccn
2015010003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908175759

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