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Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict

edited by Jo Tollebeek and Eline van Assche
Format
Book
Published
Brussels : Mercatorfonds, [2014]
New Haven : Yale University Press, [date of distribution not identified]
Language
Includes translations from the Dutch, the French and the German
ISBN
9780300204476, 0300204477
Description
303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Notes
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the M - Museum Leuven (20 March - 1 September 2014).
  • The year 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the beginning of the conflict that would become known as World War I. In addition to the devastating loss of human life, the Great War was also responsible for the destruction of historic buildings and monuments, the theft of precious artworks, and the burning of untold numbers of books. Ravaged uses this anniversary as a poignant gateway to a greater discussion of the effect of war on artistic heritage. Beginning with the Trojan War and weaving a compelling cross-cultural narrative that ends in the 21st-century Middle East, this affecting publication explores how cultural treasures often became silent victims of armed conflict. Illustrations highlight over two hundred artworks and relics, which are often featured alongside complementary written reflections from contemporary artists. This thoughtful book is a graceful homage to centuries of lost artistic treasures.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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