The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme (Paperback)Gavin Stamp (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
as a piece of architectural analysis it is impressive * The Spectator *
Stamp has provided an invaluable, detailed and illuminating study * Guardian *
the value of Stamp's book lies in its eloquent account of the genius of the vision of Edward Lutyens ... who created in the Monument to the Missing at Thiepval the central metaphor of a generation's experience of appalling loss. * Observer *
This book is a gem...an eloquent, moving lament for the futile waste and industrialised killing of the First World War, and indeed of the 20th Century - an elegy which resonates powerfully today. * Sunday Telegraph *
Much, much more than architectural history, for here, encapsulated in marmoreally angry prose, is an account of that collective act of mass murder, without parallel in history, known as the Great War. An unforgettable, passionate book. -- A.N. Wilson * Evening Standard *
Perfectly formed and beautifully written, this book is a minor masterpiece, a paragon of its genre. It will move all but the hardest heart to tears at the folly, and the glory, that is man. -- Ross Leckie * The Times *
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