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Sandow Birk: The Depravities of War

ISBN 13: 9780977169696

Sandow Birk: The Depravities of War

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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.

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"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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Published by HuiPress (2007)
ISBN 10: 0977169693 ISBN 13: 9780977169696
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