- Hardcover: 244 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1409406555
- ISBN-13: 978-1409406556
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
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Sculpting Doughboys: Memory, Gender, and Taste in America's World War I Memorials 1st Edition
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"In an absorbing study...art historian Jennifer Wingate (St. Francis College) examines the cultural, political, and economic forces that gave shape to these monuments. ... Doughboy statues, we learn, memorialize much more than American service in the Great War: etched in their designs are national anxieties about race, masculinity, and political radicalism, as well as warring notions of who should define aesthetic standards for public commemoration." -Journal of Military History
"a valuable contribution to not only the expanding literature on American memorials and public memory, but also to studies of interwar visual culture" -caa.reviews
"by studying ways in which Americans sought to memorialize the conflict...much may be learned about the legacy of memorial making, as well as the development of American art, culture, and cultural criticism during the interwar period. ...As Wingate argues, the process of finding meaning in these doughboys, whether we regard them as "kitsch relics, patriotic tributes, or works of art," will hopefully lead today's viewers to a more nuanced understanding of commemoration and memorial making both then and now." -Panorama
"...Wingate offers one of the most thorough explorations to date of the relations between fine art and popular taste in early twentieth-century public sculpture" -Winterthur Portfolio
About the Author
Jennifer Wingate is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at St. Francis College, USA.
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