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Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918 - The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (Hardback)
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Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918 - The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (Hardback)

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Hardback 244 Pages / Published: 01/10/2010
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The early twentieth century is usually remembered as an era of rising nationalism and military hostility, culminating in the disaster of the First World War. Yet it was marked also by a vigorous campaign against war, a movement that called into question the authority of the nation-state. This book explores the role of artists and writers in the formation of a modern, secular peace movement in Britain, and the impact of ideas about "positive peace" on their artistic practice. From Grace Brockington's meticulous study emerges a rich and interconnected world of Hellenistic dance, symbolist stage design, marionettes, and book illustration, produced in conscious opposition to the values of an increasingly regimented and militaristic society, and radically different from existing narratives of British wartime culture.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300151954
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 1134 g
Dimensions: 254 x 191 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Lavishly illustrated . . . written in a lively style . . . Ms. Brockington deftly focuses on an important yet often neglected facet of Modernism."-William Anthony Hay, Wall Street Journal

-- William Anthony Hay * Wall Street Journal *
"Photos, rarely reproduced art, and thorough documentation of sources demonstrate considerable archival sleuthing."-Russell T. Clement, Library Journal -- Russell T. Clement * Library Journal *

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