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The Resource Postcards from the trenches : a German soldier's testimony of the Great War, Irene Guenther

Postcards from the trenches : a German soldier's testimony of the Great War, Irene Guenther

Label
Postcards from the trenches : a German soldier's testimony of the Great War
Title
Postcards from the trenches
Title remainder
a German soldier's testimony of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Irene Guenther
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
German art student Otto Schubert was 22 years old when he was drafted into the Great War. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. During the battles of Ypres and Verdun, Schubert filled dozens of military-issued 4" x 6" cards with vivid images depicting the daily realities and tragedies of war. Beautifully illustrated with full-color reproductions of his exquisite postcards, as well as his wartime sketches, woodcuts, and two lithograph portfolios, Postcards from the Trenches is Schubert's war diary, love journal, and life story. His powerful artworks illuminate and document in a visual language the truths of war. Postcards from the Trenches offers the first full account of Otto Schubert, soldier-artist of the Great War, rising art star in the 1920s, prolific graphic artist and book illustrator, one of the "degenerate" artists defamed by the Nazis, and a man shattered by the Second World War and the Cold War. Created in the midst of enormous devastation, Schubert's haunting visual missives are as powerful and relevant today as they were a century ago. His postcards are both a young man's token of love and longing and a soldier's testimony of the Great War
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guenther, Irene
Dewey number
940.54/82430222
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D522
  • N6888.S38
LC item number
.G84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1892-1970
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schubert, Otto
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schubert, Otto
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Postcards
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Postcards
  • Germany
Label
Postcards from the trenches : a German soldier's testimony of the Great War, Irene Guenther
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 219-227) 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
1. The Great War and the Uses of Art -- 2. German Artists and the Great War -- 3. The Life and Art of Otto Schubert -- Postscript -- The Artworks
Control code
on1077355829
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781350015753
Lccn
2019458527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Postcards from the trenches : a German soldier's testimony of the Great War, Irene Guenther
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 219-227) 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
1. The Great War and the Uses of Art -- 2. German Artists and the Great War -- 3. The Life and Art of Otto Schubert -- Postscript -- The Artworks
Control code
on1077355829
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781350015753
Lccn
2019458527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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