A Terrible Beauty: British Artists in the First World War
Author(s): Paul Gough
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Sansom & Company
Publisher Location: Bristol
Total Pages: 336
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout.
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The work of Britain’s war artists has been well documented, but Dr Paul Gough’s penetrating survey throws new light on their motivations, responses to the conflict and their unique, and widely varying, interpretations of the effects on the combatants.
New insights into the work of the major and lesser-known artists of the First World War, including David Bomberg, Muirhead Bone, Sidney Jones, Henry Lamb, Adrian Hill, Paul Maze, John Nash, Paul Nash, Nevinson, Orpen, William Roberts, William Rothenstein, Stanley Spencer, Harold Williamson and Wyndham Lewis.
Profusely illustrated, with many familiar but also less familiar images.