Art, War and Revolution in France 1870-1871 by Professor John Milner
Myth, Reportage and Reality

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A survey of the responses made by artists to the cataclysmic events of war and revolution in France during 1870 and 1871. It investigates not only what the war and the Commune meant to the artists but how artists defined the character and nature of events and presented them to the public.
 

About Professor John Milner

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Milner is professor of art history at the University of Newcastle.
 
Published November 10, 2000 by Yale University Press. 256 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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Art historian Milner (Studios of Paris) of the University of Newcastle shows how, in an age before the widespread use of photographs in newspapers, artists like Courbet (who was accused of planning the toppling of the Place Vend me's giant column), Gustave Dor (a caricaturist and painter who rem...

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