Panthéon De La Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great War

Panthéon De La Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great WarPanthéon De La Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great War by Mark Levitch
ISBN: 9780826265555
Published by University of Missouri Press on November 1st 2006
Genres: Art, Military
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The story of the football-field sized patriotic painting featuring 5,000 full-size portraits of prominent WWI personalities. Painted in Paris and neglected for years, fragments of the panorama now rest in The Liberty Memorial, The National WWI Museum in Kansas City.

Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI

Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWIPortrait of War: The U.S. Army's First Combat Artists and the Doughboys' Experience in WWI by Peter Krass
ISBN: 9780471670230
Published by Wiley on October 27th 2006
Genres: Art, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 342

Len's Summary: The story of established artists and illustrators commissioned to make a pictorial record of America in WWI.

The Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War

The Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great WarThe Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War by Rex Passion, Edward Shenton
ISBN: 9780982821954
Published by Komatik Press on August 4th 2014
Genres: Art
Pages: 151

Len's Summary: Newly rediscovered wartime sketches of Edward Shenton, an engineer corporal in the 28th Division, AEF.

The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women’s Art of the First World War

The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women’s Art of the First World WarThe Aesthetics of Loss: German Women's Art of the First World War by Claudia Siebrecht
ISBN: 9780199656684
Published by Oxford University Press on September 19th 2013
Genres: Social History, Art, Gender Studies, Women
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The unique responses of German women to wartime tragedy.

Trench Art

Trench ArtTrench Art by Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN: 0850527937
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 1st 2001
Genres: Art and war, Art metal-work, Found objects (Art), Popular Culture, Soldiers as artists, Art, Criticism & Theory, Subjects & Themes, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The first book we’ve seen on this subject of how front line soldiers passed the time between battles… Look for a review in the WFA newsletter The Field Memo later in 2001.

Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917

Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917 by Aaron J. Cohen
ISBN: 0803215479
Published by University of Nebraska Press on June 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Art, Military, World War I
Pages: 246

Len's Summary: The experience of artists set against developments in mass culture and the press among the broader trends in war-torn Russian society and politics leading to revolution in 1917.

Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson

Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. NevinsonHanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson ISBN: 0718830903
Published by Lutterworth Press on July 24th 2008
Genres: Art, History, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 367

Len's Summary: The life of British war artist and futurist author D. R. W. Nevinson highlights the development of intellectual thought before and during the First World War.

Brushes and Bayonets: Cartoons, Sketches and Paintings of World War I

Brushes and Bayonets: Cartoons, Sketches and Paintings of World War IBrushes and Bayonets: Cartoons, Sketches and Paintings of World War I by Lucinda Gosling
ISBN: 9781846030956
Published by Osprey Publishing on April 22nd 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Art, General, Comic Strips & Cartoons
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: Collection of 250 WWI illustrations taken from the archives of the London Daily News.

Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War

Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of WarShell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War by Anton Kaes
ISBN: 9780691008509
Published by Princeton University Press on October 2nd 2011
Genres: Art, Film & Video, History, Europe, General, Germany, Performing Arts, Social Science
Pages: 328

Len's Summary: Weimar Republic culture and the wounds of war. // Interpretative history of Weimar-era German cinema and how it reflected the memory of The Great War.

Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture

Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual CulturePicture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture by Pearl James
ISBN: 9780803226104
Published by University of Nebraska Press on January 1st 2010
Genres: Art, History, Prints, Military, World War I
Pages: 398

Len's Summary: The war years marked the high water mark of the mass-produced poster. Essays by Jay Winter and Jennifer Keene among others reveal the impact of this art form on contemporary popular understanding of the conflict.

A Terrible Beauty: British Artists in the First World War

A Terrible Beauty: British Artists in the First World WarA Terrible Beauty: British Artists in the First World War by Paul Gough
ISBN: 9781906593001
Published by Sansom & Company on June 16th 2014
Genres: Art, History, World War I
Pages: 335

Len's Summary: Artists look at the conflict.

Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage

Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and CamouflageCamoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage by Roy R. Behrens, Marvin Bell
ISBN: 0971324468
Published by Bobolink Books on January 1st 2009
Genres: Art, Illustrated, Military, Military Science, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 463

Len's Summary: A delightful look at the development of camouflage themes in war and peace with particular reference to WWI. You will be surprised at the number famous artists and designers (like Edison) involved in war camouflage work. The author teaches graphic design at the University of Northern Iowa.

An Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis Silas

An Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis SilasAn Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis Silas by Ellis Silas, John Laffin
ISBN: 9781877058912
Published by Rosenberg Publishing on February 1st 2010
Genres: Art, General, History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Illustrated
Pages: 90

Len's Summary: First published in 1916, this is the work of an Australian signaler illustrating his experiences in Egypt, at Gallipoli and en route home after being wounded.

Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918

Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918 by Grace Brockington
ISBN: 9780300151954
Published by Yale University Press on March 8th 2011
Genres: Art, Criticism & Theory, History
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examines the role of writers and artists in the secular peace movement in Great Britain.

1913: The Year Before the Storm

1913: The Year Before the Storm1913: The Year Before the Storm by Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle
ISBN: 1612193919
Published by Melville House on October 7th 2014
Genres: Art, History, Europe, General
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A snapshot approach to the war month by month emphasizing cultural changes propelling Europe toward conflict. Engaging.

Posters of the Great War

Posters of the Great WarPosters of the Great War by Frederick Hadley, Martin Pegler
ISBN: 9781781592892
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on August 19th 2013
Genres: Art, Prints, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: In the days before radio and TV, the large-format poster was a prime means of advertising. These posters were produced to inspire patriotism and support for WWI.