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By Philip D. Beidler

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


Beidler’s serious scope spans from Shakespeare’s performs, during the Victorian conflict work of woman Butler, into the post–World conflict I writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, and as much as twenty-first-century motion pictures similar to The harm Locker and Extremely Loud and awfully Close. As those artistic endeavors became ubiquitous in modern tradition, the numerous faces of warfare in actual fact spill over into our paintings 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 warfare within the arts has continuously been, and is still, an exceptionally robust strength. Incorporating portray, tune, images, literature, and picture, Beidler strains a irritating yet primary fact: that struggle has continually supplied a classy thought whereas serving ends as a variety of and complicated as ideological or geopolitical background, public reminiscence, and mass entertainment.

Beautiful War is a daring and brilliant account of the function of warfare and armed forces clash as a topic of paintings that provides a lot of worth to literary and cultural critics, historians, veterans, scholars of artwork heritage and conversation reviews, and people drawn to increasing their knowing of artwork and media’s impression on modern values and stories of the past.

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