Warworks: Women, Photography and the Iconography of War by Val Williams soon to be presented for sale on the tremendous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Virago Press Limited, 1994, Paperback.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 11th January – 19th March 1995. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: One of Britains most noted photographic curators and historians, Val Williams explores the myriad ways in which women photographers have used war to express major issues in contemporary art and society. In addressing collective memory, gender, sexuality and mass communication, she removes war photography from its niche as reportage and places it as a central channel for the contemporary imagination.
The Holocaust is looked at very differently in the works of Lee Miller and Rachel Lichtenstein; parody is present in Martha Roslers Bringing the War Home (House Beautiful) and in Anna Foxs Weekend Wargames ; Deborah Blights Battlefield Panoramas explore war as lost memories; Barbara Alpers Gulf Channel examines the new reporters, satellite TV; and Moira Mclver looks at men dressed for conflict. The photographs and accompanying essays provide a challenging dimension to photographic and cultural history.
Very Good. Light creasing to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
96 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¼”.