1st Edition

Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914 The Eye on War

Edited By Ann Murray Copyright 2018
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    294 Pages 12 Color & 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    294 Pages 12 Color & 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the human experience of war: first-hand witnesses who developed a unique visual language in direct response to their role as victim, soldier, refugee, resister, prisoner and embedded or official artist. Contributors address specific issues relating to propaganda, wartime femininity and masculinity, women as war artists, trauma, the role of art in soldiery, memory, art as resistance, identity and the memorialisation of war.

    Table of Contents:

    List of Figures
    List of Contributors

    Part 1: Home Front

    Chapter 1: ‘Picturing’ World War I: German War Bond Posters and the Modern Public
    Claire Whitner

    Chapter 2: ‘Our lovely countryside’. Capturing the Image of Britain at War in Commercial Advertising, 1939–1945
    David Clampin

    Chapter 3: Picturing War’s Affects on the Home Front during the First World War
    Catherine Speck

    Chapter 4: America’s Forgotten Soldier Art: The World War Two Camp Art
    Peter Harrington

    Chapter 5: Official Art of World War II by British Women Artists: Directing the Gaze
    Elizabeth de Cacqueray

    Part II: Art, Activism and Resistance

    Chapter 6: Strategies of Liberation: Jean Dubuffet’s Métro Series
    Caroline Perrett

    Chapter 7: Laughter at war
    Anna Markowska

    Chapter 8: Another Egyptian Revolution: Khayamiya as War Art
    Sam Bowker

    Chapter 9: Art and Conflict Resolution: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
    Maebh O’Regan

    Chapter 10: Terms of Engagement: Critical Reflections in Contemporary Canadian War Art
    Christine Conley

    Part III: Traumatic Memory and Victimhood

    Chapter 11: Kārlis Padegs’ Red Laugh – the High Song of Insanity
    Jānis Kalnačs

    Chapter 12: Vietnam: Memory of Desecration in Brian dePalma’s Casualties of War
    Nanette Norris

    Chapter 13: The Soldier’s Diary: A Record of Erased Time
    Agne Narušytė

    Chapter 14: The Fakhouri File: Traumatic Memory in the work of Walid Raad
    Anna Rådström

    Chapter 15: Polyrhythmics and Migrating Voices
    Leonida Kovač

    Part IV: Collective Memory and Commemoration

    Chapter 16: A Paroxysm of Battle Painting: Adriano de Sousa Lopes and the Great War
    Carlos Silveira

    Chapter 17: Let There be No More War: Jack B. Yeats’s Grief in Context
    Elizabeth Ansel

    Chapter 18: Remembering Port-Said 1956: Images of Popular Resistance in Egyptian Documentaries
    Rania Abdelrahman

    Chapter 19: Visualising an ‘Orphaned’ Nation: Orphan Photographs of the Korean War in Visual Culture
    Jung Joon Lee

    Chapter 20: A Lost State of Plenitude: Commemorating the Homeland War in Public Spaces in Croatia
    Sandra Križić Roban


    Ann Murray holds a PhD from University College Cork. She is currently writing a book on the war art of Otto Dix.