Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 2064 g
Dimensions: 330 x 249 x 28 mm
"Geoff Dyer and Carl De Keyzer unveil the Great War in a new light. . . . The pictures are beautiful, shocking. . . . . A work that stands out from the wave of books on WWI."-- "Actu-Litteraire, on the French edition"
"Shocking, these photographs have amazing power. These disturbing photographs . . . return us to a past anterior to the war that they illustrate. . . . In this beautiful book, the reader is invited to dive into the First World War. . . . It is not only the mud, the corpses, and the craters in these images. It is a whole daily life parallel to the fighting that is revealed."-- "L'Echo, on the French edition"
"The amount of detail that you see in each [glass plate image] is stunning."-- "Slate"
"The authors of this sumptuous album have presented the journey of exceptional, often unpublished, photographers. . . . The amazing quality of the images . . . makes this book a work of art, a gift for lovers of photography and history."-- "Guerres & Histoire, on the French edition"
"The book is a collection of previously unseen and restored WWI photographs of lesser-seen photo subjects, such as training, African colonial troops and postmortem portraits of Belgian soldiers."--Jeremy Mikula "Printers Row Journal/Chicago Tribune"
"This beautiful book on WWI is not about debates, executions, deserters, or comments on the effectiveness of the military. It's just about life, the lived lives behind the lines, children playing, construction workers . . . the lives near the front lines. . . . If one wanted to keep only one book of photographs of the Great War, this would be it."-- "Mon Prochain Livre, on the French edition"
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