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The Resource Civil War sketch book : drawings from the battlefront, Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga ; with a preface by Alan Brinkley

Civil War sketch book : drawings from the battlefront, Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga ; with a preface by Alan Brinkley

Label
Civil War sketch book : drawings from the battlefront
Title
Civil War sketch book
Title remainder
drawings from the battlefront
Statement of responsibility
Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga ; with a preface by Alan Brinkley
Title variation
Drawings from the battlefront
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an era before photography could capture the excitement and drama of battle, illustrators known as "Special Artists"--Among them such celebrated draftsmen as Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast--created some of the most important, influential and enduring images of the Civil War. Reporting to newspapers like Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated News, the Specials were prototypes for contemporary combat photographers. They brought a visceral immediacy to the clash, creating rich and nuanced images of soldiers in camp, slaves at work and troops on the move. Often overlooked by historians and scholars, the illustrations span the war and its many theaters, including rarely seen views of Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg, and the famous stampede of Union soldiers fleeing the rebels at Bull Run. Many of the images have never been researched or published before; the stunning sketches from the Joseph Becker Collection, for example, have only recently been recovered. Marking the 150th anniversary of the fighting, this book gives readers the sense that they are touching history, for the Specials were at the scene. Their illustrations (some stained with blood) represent priceless artifacts from our nation's greatest conflict."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.7
LC item number
.K38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Civil War sketch book : drawings from the battlefront, Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga ; with a preface by Alan Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1861 : war call -- 1862 : glory no more -- 1863 : emancipation blues -- 1864 : the end begins -- 1865 : victory and death -- Epilogue
Dimensions
27 x 32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780393072204
Lccn
2011044004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
ocn755705038
Label
Civil War sketch book : drawings from the battlefront, Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga ; with a preface by Alan Brinkley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1861 : war call -- 1862 : glory no more -- 1863 : emancipation blues -- 1864 : the end begins -- 1865 : victory and death -- Epilogue
Dimensions
27 x 32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780393072204
Lccn
2011044004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
ocn755705038

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