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Brushes & bayonets: cartoons, sketches and paintings of World War I

Brushes & bayonets: cartoons, sketches and paintings of World War I

Gosling, Lucinda

This thematic collection of 250 World War I illustrations taken from the archives of the Illustrated London News, including light-hearted strip cartoons and line drawings, poignant sketches and hard-hitting political satire, illustrates the mood and humour of a nation at war

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Oxford: Osprey, 2008

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Lucinda Gosling
ISBN: 1846030951, 9781846030956
Note: Includes index.
Note: Published in association with The Illustrated London News Picture Library.
Physical Description: 200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 31 cm.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Caricatures and cartoons.; World War, 1914-1918 Art and the war.
Added Entry: Illustrated London News Picture Library.

Author note

Lucinda Gosling read History at Liverpool University and has worked in the picture library industry since 1993. She was the manager of The Illustrated London News Archive for many years, and now works at Mary Evans Picture Library. She regularly contributes articles on art and history for publications as diverse asMajestyandIllustration. The author lives in London, UK.

Reviews

"Over 200 illustrations taken from the archives of the Illustrated London News covers a range of newspaper and magazine images, from stop cartoons and line drawlings to sketches and paintings...it's also highly recommended for art libraries strong in milirary art history, and for any collection strong in World War II archives."-The Midwest Book Review(June 2008)

"This collection of 250 illustrations from the archives of the Illustrated London News has been carefully selected as the best of the batch. Most of these illustrations have not had public viewing for over 90 years... The landscape format of the book as well as the superlative printing on thick, quality paper makes this a volume you will cherish for years to come." -Scott Van Aken,modelingmadness.com(April 2008)

Chosen as a "must-read" recommendation onSgt. Santa's Reading ListinArmchair General, January 2009.