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The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women's Art of the First World War

Claudia Siebrecht


The Aesthetics of Loss is a cultural history of German women’s art of the First World War that locates their rich visual testimony in the context of the civilian experience of war and wartime loss. Drawing on a fascinating body of visual sources produced throughout the war years, the book examines the thematic evolution of women’s art from expressions of support for the war effort to more nuanced and ambivalent testimonies of loss and grief. Many of the images are stark woodcuts, linocuts, and lithographs of great iconographical power that acted as narrative tools to deal with the ... More

Keywords: First World War, art, mourning, women, experience, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claudia Siebrecht, author
Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Sussex