Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Civil War in Art

by Doran Jacobson

From the publisher:
The American Civil War - the most cataclysmic event ever to occur on this nation's soil - engendered many complex and passionate feeelings that were captured by artists who worked in the midst of the conflict to render images of war in sketches, paintings, and photographs. They traveled with the armies, depicting soldiers as well as civilians at the front, documenting the leaders, encampments, and battlefields of the North and the South.

The works of great photographers such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as painters and illustrators such as Winslow Homer, Edwin Forbes, and many others are represented here by 96 full color and archival images.