Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination by Philip D. Beidler

By Philip D. Beidler

Beautiful conflict: experiences in a Dreadful Fascination is a wide-ranging exploration of armed clash as depicted in paintings that illustrates the consistent presence of warfare in our daily lives. Philip D. Beidler investigates the endless assimilation and pervasive presence of the belief of conflict in pop culture, the impulses at the back of the making of artwork out of warfare, and the never-ending and debatably aimless trajectories of warfare itself.

 

Beidler’s severe scope spans from Shakespeare’s performs, in the course of the Victorian conflict work of girl Butler, into the post–World conflict I writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, and as much as twenty-first-century movies reminiscent of The harm Locker and Extremely Loud and highly Close. As those artistic endeavors became ubiquitous in modern tradition, the numerous faces of battle in actual fact spill over into our artwork and media, and Beidler argues that those portrayals in flip shift the conception of battle from a savage fact to a concept.

 

Beautiful War argues that the illustration of conflict within the arts has constantly been, and is still, an exceptionally strong strength. Incorporating portray, song, images, literature, and picture, Beidler strains a demanding yet basic fact: that conflict has constantly supplied a classy proposal whereas serving ends as a number of and complicated as ideological or geopolitical heritage, public reminiscence, and mass entertainment.

Beautiful War is a daring and brilliant account of the position of conflict and army clash as a topic of paintings that provides a lot of price to literary and cultural critics, historians, veterans, scholars of artwork background and communique stories, and people drawn to increasing their knowing of artwork and media’s effect on modern values and thoughts of the past.

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