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The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs of the Western Front

Carl De Keyzer, David Van Reybrouck ; with a preface by Geoff Dyer ; translations by Brian Doyle
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226284286, 022628428X
Summary
A century after it began, we still struggle with the terrible reality of the First World War, often through republished photographs of its horrors: the muddy trenches, the devastated battlefields, the maimed survivors. Due to the crude film cameras used at the time, the look of the Great War has traditionally been grainy, blurred, and monochrome until now. The First World War presents a startlingly different perspective, one based on rare glass plate photographs, that reveals the war with previously unseen, even uncanny, clarity.
Contents
  • Preface / Geoff Dyer
  • Introduction: Such thick silence / David Van Reybrouck
  • A classical aesthetic. Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud ; Isidore Aubert
  • Playing with color. Paul Castelnau, Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud, Albert Samama-Chikli ; Léon Gimpel: the kids' war
  • Coroners of their time. Maurice and Robert Antony ; Isidore Aubert, Paul Castelnau, Fernand Cuville
  • Confusion and destruction. Arthur Brusselle ; Albert Moreau
  • A disquieting silence. The German collection ; The Vottem memorial portraits.
Description
240 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Notes
  • Translations by Brian Doyle.
  • This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition 14-18: War in Pictures, Bruges at War, in Stadshallen, Bruges (Belgium) from October 14, 2014 to February 22, 2015.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black cloth; dust jacket. Bruccoli Great War Collection. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2015/2016.
Technical Details
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