A Chasm in Time

Scottish War Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century

Patricia R. Andrew

This book is a fascinating visual record of Scotland's experience of conflict, both at home and in theatres of war. This is the first book of its kind to survey Scottish war art and artists of the twentieth century, and many of the featured works of art have never been reproduced in book form before.
Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Birlinn
Illustration :
color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781780271903
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.85 X 9.7 inches
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$44.95

Overview
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This is the first study of Scottish war art and artists of the twentieth century. A fascinating visual record of Scotland's experience of conflict, both on the home front and in theatres of war, it features over 200 works of art, many of which have never been reproduced in book form before. Patricia Andrew looks at the context in which artists undertook their work, how it was received, and the influence the experience had on their careers. Although the book naturally concentrates on the First and Second World Wars, it begins as the century opens with the ongoing war in South Africa, and ends with recent conflicts which are still continuing today. Themes discussed include developments in photography, poster design and camouflage. In addition to the work of artists in the thick of war, the book also discusses those who were conscientious objectors, or peacetime meditators on war. The concluding chapter examines how Scotland has commemorated and remembered the sacrifices made during a century of conflict.

About The Author
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Dr Patricia R. Andrew FSA, FSAScot, AMA, FRSA, whose career has been mainly in museums and galleries in Scotland and England, is now a freelance consultant, researcher and lecturer. She has written many exhibition catalogues and has published widely on varied art-historical topics from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

REVIEWS
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An arresting, thought-provoking and at times heart-rending record of artists' experiences of and reflections on war'

- Herald

an excellent guide to war art and the artists behind it'

- Scots Magazine

Remarkable . . . A Chasm in Time is a Scottish record in itself. This book tellingly and vividly preserves, restores and represents the link between war and the painterly or visual imagination throughout the 20th century. Better still, the book is a work of art in its own right. The writer, publisher, designer, and all those individuals and trusts that have contributed to its production for only £30, deserve the highest possible praise'

- Scottish Review

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