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After the 2005 publication of his portfolio of etchings, The Leading of Causes of Death in America, Sandow Birk began a monumental print project inspired by a series of etchings called The Miseries and Disasters of War by Jacques Callot, printed in 1633. The project consists of 15 large- scale woodcut prints, each measuring 48 x 96 inches. Printed in collaboration with Master Printer Paul Mullowney, and assisted by HuiPress printer Casey Neumann, and Rhode Island School of Design interns Samuel Carr-Prindle and Nichol Markowitz, the images follow the course of the Iraq war. This landscape- styled book reproduces this project, along with selected paintings, and commentaries by other contributors on Birk's work and the artistic depiction of war and its atrocities.
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Darius A. Spieth, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Art History at Lousiana State University.Review:
"Birk's Depravities of War
"If war is eternal
"Birk's Depravities draw attention to their own constructedness through surprising beauty (mannered swirls of smoke with the blackness and viscosity of tar); through the roughly worked surface and the presence of degraded or distorted forms; through the evidence of varying styles of representation indicating multiple artists; through the stagelike arrangement of the compisition; and through the self-conscious intermingling of figures based on photos of Iraq with figures adapted from Callot."
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Sandow Birk (illustrator). Wrapped in plastic, but the plastic has some tears which caused some light wear / dirtiness on the exposed sections. Seller Inventory # mon0002506310