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The Resource Grand illusions : American art and the First World War, David M. Lubin

Grand illusions : American art and the First World War, David M. Lubin

Label
Grand illusions : American art and the First World War
Title
Grand illusions
Title remainder
American art and the First World War
Statement of responsibility
David M. Lubin
Title variation
Grand illusions
Title variation remainder
American art & the First World War
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Taking readers on a tour of the major historical events during and immediately after World War I, Grand Illusions considers the famous and forgotten artists and artworks that sought to make sense of America's first total war"--
  • "A vivid, engaging account of the artists and artworks that sought to make sense of America's first total war, Grand Illusions takes readers on a compelling journey through the major historical events leading up to and beyond US involvement in WWI to discover the vast and pervasive influence of the conflict on American visual culture. David M. Lubin presents a highly original examination of the era's fine arts and entertainment to show how they ranged from patriotic idealism to profound disillusionment. In stylishly written chapters, Lubin assesses the war's impact on two dozen painters, designers, photographers, and filmmakers from 1914 to 1933. He considers well-known figures such as Marcel Duchamp, John Singer Sargent, D. W. Griffith, and the African American outsider artist Horace Pippin while resurrecting forgotten artists such as the mask-maker Anna Coleman Ladd, the sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the combat artist Claggett Wilson. The book is liberally furnished with illustrations from epoch-defining posters, paintings, photographs, and films. Armed with rich cultural-historical details and an interdisciplinary narrative approach, David Lubin creatively upends traditional understandings of the Great War's effects on the visual arts in America." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Grand illusions : American art and the First World War, David M. Lubin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
War, modernism, and the American spirit -- Women in peril -- Mirroring masculinity -- Opposing visions -- Opening the floodgates -- To see or not to see -- Being there -- Behind the mask -- Monsters in our midst
Control code
ocn907206200
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780190218614
Lccn
2015024857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025984718
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)907206200
Label
Grand illusions : American art and the First World War, David M. Lubin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
War, modernism, and the American spirit -- Women in peril -- Mirroring masculinity -- Opposing visions -- Opening the floodgates -- To see or not to see -- Being there -- Behind the mask -- Monsters in our midst
Control code
ocn907206200
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780190218614
Lccn
2015024857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025984718
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)907206200

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