The plains of Mars

The plains of Mars

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From 1500 to 1825, Europe remained in an almost perpetual state of war. Religion, politics, economics, and dynastic ambition all played a role in the turmoil that spread across the continent. War-related printed images also proliferated during this time, serving a variety of functionsa€”commemorative, propagandistic, iconic, narrative, eulogistic, critical, or instructional. This handsome volume is the first graphic print survey of the theme of war in the early modern period. Featuring work by such artists as DA¼rer, Goya, and GAcricault, the book presents varied images of soldiers; battles (including specific historical events); production, innovation, and instruction in arms and armor; and representations of abstract concepts related to war and peace. The text includes essays by eminent authorities that illuminate artistic and historical issues of the era.... 1500-1825, from the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation James Clifton, Leslie M. Scatone, Emine Fetvaci ... 3 This individual figure offers a pompously inflated version of Goltziusa#39;s Captain: his body is turned fully in profile with the ... in popular reference as The Lances (Las Lanzas)^ LS 15alt;1 JACQUES DE GHEYN II (1565-1629) The Exercise of Arms, . NOTES 1 On the Dutch army and its adoption of drill discipline, including the new musket drill whose manual wasanbsp;...

Title:The plains of Mars
Author: James Clifton, Leslie M. Scatone, Emine Fetvaci
Publisher:Yale Univ Pr - 2009-04-06

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