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Grand Illusions free pdf The prevailing view of World War I's influence on American art is best summed up by the critic Milton Brown: "The total effect of the First World War on American art was not great. It was more an interlude than anything else." Yet as David Lubin shows, the impact of the Great War on American visual culture was vast and pervasive. It accomplishes this by taking readers on a tour of the major historical events during and immediately after the war, from the Armory show to the Stock Market Crash- from the sinking of the Lusitania to the rise of the Third Reich. In several stylishly written chapters, Grand Illusions assesses the war's impact on two dozen painters, designers, photographers, and filmmakers from 1914 to 1933. In addition to the works of well-known figures like John Singer Sargent and Alfred Stieglitz, the book covers recruitment posters, advertisements, monster movies, and celebrity photography done after the war.

About David Lubin

David Lubin is the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University. A former critic for Rolling Stone, he is the author of several books including Picturing a Nation: Art and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century America (Yale UP, 1996), and Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images (University of California Press, 2003)

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Author : David Lubin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published :
ISBN : 0190218614
EAN : 9780190218614
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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