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By Philip D. Beidler

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


Beidler’s serious scope spans from Shakespeare’s performs, in the course of 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 movies equivalent to The harm Locker and Extremely Loud and exceedingly Close. As those artworks became ubiquitous in modern tradition, the numerous faces of struggle truly spill over into our artwork and media, and Beidler argues that those portrayals in flip shift the conception of struggle from a savage fact to a concept.


Beautiful War argues that the illustration of battle within the arts has continually been, and remains to be, a really robust strength. Incorporating portray, track, images, literature, and movie, Beidler lines a nerve-racking yet basic fact: that struggle has consistently supplied a cultured idea whereas serving ends as quite a few and intricate as ideological or geopolitical heritage, public reminiscence, and mass entertainment.

Beautiful War is a daring and bright account of the function of battle and army clash as a subject matter of paintings that gives a lot of worth to literary and cultural critics, historians, veterans, scholars of artwork heritage and verbal exchange stories, and people attracted to increasing their realizing of paintings and media’s impact on modern values and stories of the past.

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