GUERNICA: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon.

van HENSBERGEN, Gijs.

Verlag: London: Bloomsbury, 2004., 2004
ISBN 10: 0747549389 / ISBN 13: 9780747549383
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373 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Photos. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Reverse side of the jacket is a folded complete replica of 'Guernica'. Fine- unread book in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears, price intact. ISBN: 0747549389 Explores the life of this painting from its birth to the present day, from amid the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War; its use as a weapon in the propaganda battle against Fascism; how it became the nucleus of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and movingly of its role as a symbol of reconciliation for Spain after the death of Franco, when it returned to that country as democracy was reestablished. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Of all the great paintings in the world, Guernica has had a more direct impact on our consciousness than perhaps any other. In his new book the acclaimed biographer of Gaudi brings his knowledge and insight to bear on this key cultural icon. He tells the painting's story from its beginnings in the violence of the Spanish Civil War when Nazi Germany's 'Condor Legion' bombed the Basque town of Gernika in what would become a trial run for the Blitzkriegs of the Second World War, through its time as a weapon in the propaganda battle against Fascism and the years when it became the nucleus of the nascent Museum of Modern Art in New York, to its role as a symbol of reconciliation when it returned to Spain after the death of Franco and the re-establishment of democracy in that country. It is an epic story and one to which Gijs van Hensbergen has done full justice.

Über den Autor: Gijs van Hensbergen lectures on architecture and is the author of the acclaimed biography of Gaudi, the great Catalan architect of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral. Gijs van Hensbergen played a key role in Channel 4's three-part documentary on Gaudi's life and work. He lives in Bridport, Devon.

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Verlag: London: Bloomsbury, 2004.
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury. 2004. 373 p. Hardcover/ dustjacket. Artikel-Nr. 107310

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