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Guernica and Total War (Profiles in History)

by Ian Patterson

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Europe - Spain & Portugal,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • History / Modern / 20th Century,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Bombing, Aerial,
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law),
  • Moral and ethical aspects,
  • War,
  • History: World

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7691937M
    ISBN 100674024842
    ISBN 109780674024847

      From Ian Patterson’s book Guernica and Total War The Reminder There are also various moments of controversy when the Guernica tapestry – the replica of the painting that Picasso’s friend Rockefeller had made and is on loan to the UN, placed outside the Security Council Chamber – is moved or covered to suit allegedly political or. Guernica and Total War. Author:Patterson, Ian. Book Binding:Hardback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in Book Condition:LIKENEW.

    Before Shock and Awe. Guernica and Total War By Ian Patterson Harvard University Press, pages, $ The bombing of cities large and small, the murder and terrorization of women, children and noncombatant men did not begin on Ap , when the German Luftwaffe and subordinate Italian forces, supporting Franco in the Spanish Civil War, leveled the Basque town of Gernika. Ian Patterson. Guernica and Total dge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Pp. $

    Guernica (Spanish: [ɡeɾˈnika], Basque:) is a large oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. One of Picasso's best known works, Guernica is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history. It is exhibited in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid.. The gray, black, and white painting, which is meters (11 ft 5 in) tall and Artist: Pablo Picasso. He applied the "Page 99 Test" to his new book, Guernica and Total War, and reported the following, starting with the text from page potent term in the argument against bombing in the s. The most widely-read attack on the official policy, The Great Delusion () by 'Neon' (Marion Acworth), denounced the idea that the British should.


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Guernica and Total War book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. upon literature and poetry from the 's and beyond to demonstrate the sweeping impact that the Germans' bombing of Guernica had.

Prof. Patterson also explains well how the Guernica tragedy along with the brutal Japenese attacks in China /5. “A short but piercing account of the bombing of the Basque town that Picasso’s painting helped turn into an image of total war (or war by obliteration of whole civilian populations).

The book’s strength is its incisive treatment of the post-Guernica literary reaction to bombardment.”Cited by: A short but piercing account of the bombing of the Basque town that Picasso’s painting helped turn into an image of total war (or war by obliteration of whole civilian populations).

The book’s strength is its incisive treatment of the post-Guernica literary reaction to : Ian Patterson. The first use of total warfare came when the Basque town of Guernica was destroyed by the bombs of the German Condor.

Patterson recounts the events of Aptracks the course of the Spanish Civil War, and explores how modern men and women respond to the threat of new warfare with new capacities for imagining aggression and death.

Patterson explores how modern men and women respond to the threat of new warfare with new capacities for imagining aggression and death. An unflinching history of the locationless terror that so. Guernica and Total War by Ian Patterson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(27).

"Almost at once Guernica became a media focus, and Picasso's painting, which rapidly made Guernica the most famous image of total war, was only one of a huge number of paintings, films, novels, poems and plays to explore this new fear of death from the air.

BOOK REVIEW: Guernica and Total War by Ian Patterson (Harvard University Press) When the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso immortalized the bombing of Guernica in his mural-sized oil painting of the same name in Junejust two months after the town’s obliteration by Nazi warplanes, no one knew that it would be the powerful, universal symbol of the horrors an inhumanity of “total war.”.

The description of the war scenes and aftermath in the last third of the book is particularly piquant. It is a historical novel set in Guernica in the days leading up to the Second World War.

The story is mainly about the expe This was one of those reads that don’t strike a chord in me.4/5. The book begins with a graphic account of what happened in Guernica on 26 April and its place in the course of the Spanish Civil War.

But Guernica also almost at once became a media focus, and Picasso's great painting, which made Guernica the most famous image of total war, was only one of a huge number of cultural artefacts - paintings, films, novels, poems, plays - to explore the great themes /5(4).

Summary: One of the most terrible ideas of the 20th century was that of total war - war by the obliteration of whole civilian populations. This book begins with a graphic account of what happened in Guernica on 26 April and its place in the course of the Spanish Civil War. A short but piercing account of the bombing of the Basque town that Picasso's painting helped turn into an image of total war (or war by obliteration of whole civilian populations).

The book's strength is its incisive treatment of the post-Guernica literary reaction to bombardment (05/01/)/5(2). Guernica and Total War by Ian Patterson.

Profile Books. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.

Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamps. The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to World War II. For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their ancient nation.

History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship. This book was hard to put down, as it was interesting, well written, and researched, and is very relevant to our present age.

It is not, of course, a tome on genocide or total war, but focuses on it's topic of Guernika,and the aerial bombing and cultural events that led up to it and beyond/5. Guernica and Total War by Ian Patterson Be the first to review this item One of the most terrible ideas of the twentieth century was that of total war - war by the obliteration of whole civilian populations.

Patterson explores how modern men and women respond to the threat of new warfare with new capacities for imagining aggression and death. An unflinching history of the locationless terror that so many people feel today, Guernica and Total War will engage anyone interested in the survival of cultures amid the disasters of : Ian Patterson.

Guernica and Total War Ian Patterson's Guernica and Total War was included in this weekend's Boston Globe roundup of books on total war, or "war without limits." Posted on 14 May in Reviews, War & Military, World history | Permalink.

Teresa Ortuz was nineteen years old. This Sunday was the two hundred seventieth day of the war she had spent in the convent of the Religiosas Carmelitas de la Caridad, one of the oldest religious orders in Europe. On Jthe barracklike convent on the northern outskirts of Guernica had been requisitioned as a military : Open Road Media.

These were also acts of total war. It is sometimes suggested that the bombing of Guernica was the beginning act of total war in the 20 th century, and, the Geneva Conventions notwithstanding, total war is now a fact of life worldwide.

But there is nothing new about total war. Patterson explores how modern men and women respond to the threat of new warfare with new capacities for imagining aggression and death. An unflinching history of the locationless terror that so many people feel today, Guernica and Total War will engage anyone interested in the survival of cultures amid the disasters of war.

The victims of Guernica were thus merely test subjects to the German bombers that devastated their town. Historians dispute the number of casualties at Guernica, and this dispute takes on great polemical weight in Spain, a country where talk of the civil war sparks intense, antagonistic feelings even over 70 years later.

News > Long Reads Eighty years later, the Nazi war crime in Guernica still matters. The grim anniversary of the bombing is a reminder of humanity’s continuing capacity for evil.