|Pages/Publication Date:||96 / 2016|
World War I—once known as the Great War, the war to end wars—marked the end of way of life in Europe, and even a century later this cataclysm continues to inspire artistic responses. In this evocative album, Steven Patricia presents dozens of precise yet highly expressive drawings, rendered primarily in shades of sepia and ochre, which powerfully evoke photographs from the era. Along with an overview of what caused it, Patricia discusses the war's major figures, weapons, and innovations, interspersed with quotations by authors like Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, H.G. Wells, and Vera Brittain.