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The Resource Wartime London in paintings, Suzanne Bardgett

Wartime London in paintings, Suzanne Bardgett

Label
Wartime London in paintings
Title
Wartime London in paintings
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Bardgett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During World War II, London was at its most perilous moment since the Great Fire of 1666. Districts were transformed at night by falling bombs, fires, and searchlights. During the day, when the results of the previous night's bombing were laid bare, ordinary people dealt with the aftermath as best they could. In 1939, the Ministry of Information set up the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) to compile an artistic record of Britain during the war. After the war had ended, more than half of the paintings commissioned--some three thousand works--ended up in the Imperial War Museums collection. 'Wartime London in Paintings' showcases seventy oil paintings from the IWM's unmatched collection in one stunning illustrated volume, portraying the ordinary and the extraordinary of London at the time. Featuring works by some of the most famous war artists of the conflict--including Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore, Edward Ardizzone, and more--this visual exploration of a wartime city gives readers a firsthand look at how London coped during one of the most significant periods of its history
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bardgett, Suzanne,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • England
Label
Wartime London in paintings, Suzanne Bardgett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1122910605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781912423118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122910605
Label
Wartime London in paintings, Suzanne Bardgett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1122910605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781912423118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122910605

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