Images of War : The Artist's Vision of World War II.. First Edition in dustjacket


McCORMICK, Ken and Hamilton Darby PERRY. Images of War : The Artist's Vision of World War II. Selected and Edited by.Ken McCormick and Hamilton Darby Perry. Foreword by John Hersey. New York : Orion Books, (1990). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-xvi,(1),1-453,(1). Illustrated. 4to, black cloth. "A truly international collection - one that represents some 200 artists from a dozencountries - including the Soviet Union, this volume offers a highly charge d look at the harshness of war as never before. mental & unprecedented, Images of War is a stunningly powerful record of war as portrayed by artists. Throughout World War II, from Europe to Africa to the Pacific, artists committed to paper or canvas their unique impressions of the epochal events of which they were a part. These highly personal artworks-from all the combatant nations & most never before published-convey the human meaning of armed conflict in a way that no other medium can. Some of the artists were commissioned by their governments to record important campaigns, while others just felt the need to express their own visions of the war. Only a few were orwould become famous. All, however, created their art out of firsthand expe rience. International in scope, the book includes some 75 artists from 14 countries-chosen from among the thousands and thousands of artworks hanging in juseums and tucked away in archives. Of special note are nearly 50 paintings from the Soviet Union, most never before available to the West. Throughout, the art is married to a carefully chosen text of excerpted eyewitnessaccounts that complement the immediacy of the potent images. In an era whe n history is recorded, shaped, & transmitted with electronic efficiency & mechanical coldness, Images of War reveals human truths about warfare that can only be expressed through the eye & hand of the artist." Particularly nautical chapters: V. Sea Wars; VI. Explosion in the Pacific; VII. Island Invasions and Carrier Wars. Chapters: 1. Blitzkrieg in Europe; 2. Britain Stands Alone; 3. Struggle in North Africa; 4. The Invasion of Russia; 5. Sea Wars; 6. Explosion in the Pacific; 7. Island Invasions and Carrier Wars; 8. Stepping Stones to Europe; 9. Air War over Europe; 10. Forgotten Wars and Silent Services; 11. Home Fronts, Resistance Fronts; 12. Assault on Nazi Fortress Europe; 13. The End of the War in Europe; 14. Closing on Japan; 15. The End of the War in the Pacific. With sources and index. Very good in dustjacket. NOTE: Extra shipping will be required for orders outside Canada. 40.00

Title: Images of War : The Artist's Vision of World War II.. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: McCORMICK, Ken and Hamilton Darby PERRY PERRY, Hamilton Darby HERSEY, John, foreword

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Orion Books, New York, 1990, ISBN:0517570653:

Seller ID: 16629

Keywords: NAUTICAL ART MARINE MILITARY WW2 WWII NAVY USN ARMY NAVAL,