The Armistice and the Aftermath

The Story in Art

John Fairley

Armistice Day in 1918 was arguably the most joyous day of the 20th century. As the guns fell silent, crowds celebrated across the Western world.

The foremost artists of all nations including Pierre Bonnard in Paris and Gilbert Beal in New York, were inspired to convey the emotions of the historic moment.
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
color illustrations to be integrated throughout 60 pages of the book
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526721181
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
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$59.95

Overview
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Armistice Day in 1918 was arguably the most joyous day of the 20th century. As the guns fell silent, crowds celebrated across the Western world.

The foremost artists of all nations including Pierre Bonnard in Paris and Gilbert Beal in New York, were inspired to convey the emotions of the historic moment. The Irish painter William Orpen was in Amiens.

The tense and difficult process of making the peace ensued. Orpen and Augustus John were assigned as official artists at the Versailles conference. Painters also recorded on canvas the extraordinary closing events of the War, including the surrender of the entire German battle fleet.

One hundred years on, The Armistice and the Aftermath brings together in one book a superb collection of the most epic paintings of the era. The result, with informed and perceptive commentary, is a unique record of those momentous days which not only re-drew the world map but, more ominously, shaped the future of the 20th Century.

About The Author
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John Fairley was a scholar of The Queens College, Oxford before working in Fleet Street and for BBC Radio.He was in at the start of Yorkshire Television in 1968, becoming Editor of Calendar, Head of Documentaries and, in 1990, Managing Director. He is a well known producer of spats and documentary programmes.He was co-author of The Monocled Mutineer the celebrated BBC TV series. His published works include a number of art-related titles, most recently Horses in The Great War (Pen and Sword Books,Married with three daughters, he lives at Norton, Yorkshire.

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