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Author Messham-Muir, Kit, author

Title Double war: Shaun Gladwell : visual culture and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq / Kit Messham-Muir
Published Port Melbourne : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited, July 2015 ; Tuggerah : Alliance Distribution Services [Distributor]
Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames and Hudson, 2015


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 MELB  779.9355 Gladwe Mes/Dws  AVAILABLE
Description 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : double war -- 1. Time's relentless melt : death and the photographed moment -- 2. Riding with death : self-portrayal as an allegory of death in the work of Shaun Gladwell -- 3. After the fog of war : frames, failure and rehabilitating myths -- 4. Doubling/in-between : duality in Shaun Gladwell's recent work -- Double field/viewfinder -- 5. Viewfinder 1 : double looking -- 6. Viewfinder 2 : war games -- Conclusion
Summary This book focuses on art and war and, in particular, the photographs of Shaun Gladwell, an internationally acclaimed young Australian artist who has represented Australia at a Venice Biennale and has also served as an official War Artist in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book is copiously illustrated with images that relate closely to the text, which has been researched and written by Dr Kit Messham-Muir, who conducted numerous interviews with the artist. The main settling point is the proliferation of information about current conflicts and the fear it is instilling throughout the world. Any text or images that can offer insights into this aspect of human behaviour is of considerable interest to a large number of people
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Gladwell, Shaun, 1972-
Gladwell, Shaun.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Art and the war.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, Australian -- Pictorial works.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, Australian.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Photography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Art and the war.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, Australian -- Pictorial works.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, Australian.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Photography.
Photographers -- Australia -- Biography.
Photographers -- Australia.
War artists -- Australia -- Biography.
War photographers -- Australia -- Biography.
War photography -- History.
War photographers -- Australia.
War photography -- Australia -- History.
War photography -- Australia.
Genre/Form Art.
Illustrated works.
Author Gladwell, Shaun, 1972- photographer
LC no. 2014481848
ISBN 0500500541