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Guernica

Painting the End of the World

James Attlee

(author)

Hardback
The fascinating story of the genesis, creation and afterlife of Picasso's Guernica, the painting that is often cited as the most important work of art produced in the 20th century.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

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Guernica: Painting the End of the World A01 By (author) N James Attlee 200 135 BB Hardback 248 Head of Zeus Head of Zeus London United Kingdom ACXD5 Art & design styles: Cubism AGB Individual artists, art monographs AFC Painting & paintings HBWP Spanish Civil War 1DSE Spain 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period) 1.3 NHD European history 3MPBGJ-ES-B 1DSE 6CB Spain: Civil war (1936-1939) Spain Cubism The fascinating story of the genesis, creation and afterlife of Picasso's Guernica, the painting that is often cited as the most important work of art produced in the 20th century. Pablo Picasso had already accepted a commission in 1937 to create a work for the Spanish Republican Pavilion at the Paris World Fair when news arrived of the assault by the German Condor Legion on the undefended Basque town of Guernica, in which hundreds of civilians died. James Attlee offers an illuminating account of the genesis, creation and many-stranded afterlife of Picasso's Guernica. He explores the historical context from which it sprang; the artistic influences that informed its execution; the critical responses that it elicited; its journeyings across Europe and America in the late 1930s; its post-war adoption by new generations of anti-war protestors; and its eventual return to Spain following the death of Franco. '[James Attlee's] slim book, which is clearly written and beautifully produced, both updates the tale and adds something fresh to the mix ... Attlee's book helps you appreciate [Guernica's] daring and resonance' Literary Review. 'Attlee digs up rich examples of the debate and devotion that invariably attended the paining ... Guernica literature abounds; but this book is a worthwhile addition' The Spectator. 'An impressive overview ... Succeeds in showing how influential Guernica has been, and how it continues to be used as a reference point in political and military conflicts of today' The Sunday Times. James Attlee worked in art publishing for 25 years and then as editor-at-large for Chicago University Press. He is the author of the acclaimed Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey; Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight; and Station to Station. 05102017 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 18.99 0.00 18.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 20 GARD Y

Pablo Picasso had already accepted a commission in 1937 to create a work for the Spanish Republican Pavilion at the Paris World Fair when news arrived of the assault by the German Condor Legion on the undefended Basque town of Guernica, in which hundreds of civilians died.

James Attlee offers an illuminating account of the genesis, creation and many-stranded afterlife of Picasso's Guernica. He explores the historical context from which it sprang; the artistic influences that informed its execution; the critical responses that it elicited; its journeyings across Europe and America in the late 1930s; its post-war adoption by new generations of anti-war protestors; and its eventual return to Spain following the death of Franco.

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Book publisherHead of Zeus
Publication date5 Oct 2017
FormatHardback
Pages248
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