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Trench Art.

By: Saunders, Nicholas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: South Yorkshire : Pen and Sword, 2011Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (309 p.).ISBN: 9781783461233.Subject(s): Art and war | Popular culture -- Europe, Western -- History -- 20th century | World war, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war | World war, 1914-1918 -- CollectiblesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trench ArtDDC classification: 739.09041 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Ackowledgements -- Preface -- About This Book -- Introduction -- Chapter I What Is Trench Art? -- The Meanings of Trench Art -- Chapter II Trench Art, A Classification -- Categories of Trench Art -- Category 1: Soldiers, 1914-1919 -- Sub-category la: Active Service -- Sub-category lb: Prisoners of War -- Sub-category lc: The Wounded -- Category 2: Civilians, 1914-1939 -- Sub-category 2a: 1914-1918 -- Sub-category 2b: 1919-1939 -- Sub-category 2c: 1914-1919 -- Category 3: C.1918-C.1939 -- Chapter III The Art Of Shells -- The Birth of the Shell
The Makers and Their Techniques -- Styles and Decoration -- Chapter IV The World of Metals -- Writing Equipment -- Smoking Equipment -- Jewellery, Minatures and Miscellanea -- The Victoria Cross -- Chapter V Wood, Textiles And Bone -- Woodwork -- Textiles -- Bone and Miscellaneous -- Chapter VI The Social Worlds Of Trench Art -- Landscapes of Metal -- Trench Art as Souvenirs -- Trench Art in the Home -- Trench Art as Art -- Chapter VII Trench Art Today -- Trench Art and Museums -- Epilogue -- The Market for Trench Art/Price Guide. -- Sources of Quotations -- Websites -- Bibliography
Summary: Engraved shell-cases, bullet-crucifixes, letter openers and cigarette lighters made of shrapnel and cartridges, miniature airplanes and tanks, talismanic jewelry, embroidery, objects carved from stone, bone and wood - all of these things are trench art, the misleading name given to the dazzling array of objects made from the waste of war, in particular the Great War of 1914-1918 and the inter-war years. And they are the subject of Nicholas Saunders's pioneering study which is now republished in a revised edition in paperback.He reveals the lost world of trench art, for every piece relates to the story of the momentous experience of its maker - whether front-line soldier, prisoner of war, or civilian refugee. The objects resonate with the alternating terror and boredom of war, and those created by the prisoners symbolize their struggle for survival in the camps. Many of these items were poignant souvenirs bought by battlefield pilgrims between 1919 and 1939 and kept brightly polished on mantelpieces, often for a lifetime.Nicholas Saunders investigates their origins and how they were made, exploring their personal meaning and cultural significance. He also offers an important categorization of types which will be a useful guide for collectors.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Ackowledgements -- Preface -- About This Book -- Introduction -- Chapter I What Is Trench Art? -- The Meanings of Trench Art -- Chapter II Trench Art, A Classification -- Categories of Trench Art -- Category 1: Soldiers, 1914-1919 -- Sub-category la: Active Service -- Sub-category lb: Prisoners of War -- Sub-category lc: The Wounded -- Category 2: Civilians, 1914-1939 -- Sub-category 2a: 1914-1918 -- Sub-category 2b: 1919-1939 -- Sub-category 2c: 1914-1919 -- Category 3: C.1918-C.1939 -- Chapter III The Art Of Shells -- The Birth of the Shell

The Makers and Their Techniques -- Styles and Decoration -- Chapter IV The World of Metals -- Writing Equipment -- Smoking Equipment -- Jewellery, Minatures and Miscellanea -- The Victoria Cross -- Chapter V Wood, Textiles And Bone -- Woodwork -- Textiles -- Bone and Miscellaneous -- Chapter VI The Social Worlds Of Trench Art -- Landscapes of Metal -- Trench Art as Souvenirs -- Trench Art in the Home -- Trench Art as Art -- Chapter VII Trench Art Today -- Trench Art and Museums -- Epilogue -- The Market for Trench Art/Price Guide. -- Sources of Quotations -- Websites -- Bibliography

Engraved shell-cases, bullet-crucifixes, letter openers and cigarette lighters made of shrapnel and cartridges, miniature airplanes and tanks, talismanic jewelry, embroidery, objects carved from stone, bone and wood - all of these things are trench art, the misleading name given to the dazzling array of objects made from the waste of war, in particular the Great War of 1914-1918 and the inter-war years. And they are the subject of Nicholas Saunders's pioneering study which is now republished in a revised edition in paperback.He reveals the lost world of trench art, for every piece relates to the story of the momentous experience of its maker - whether front-line soldier, prisoner of war, or civilian refugee. The objects resonate with the alternating terror and boredom of war, and those created by the prisoners symbolize their struggle for survival in the camps. Many of these items were poignant souvenirs bought by battlefield pilgrims between 1919 and 1939 and kept brightly polished on mantelpieces, often for a lifetime.Nicholas Saunders investigates their origins and how they were made, exploring their personal meaning and cultural significance. He also offers an important categorization of types which will be a useful guide for collectors.

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