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The Tombs of a departed race : illustrations of Ireland's great hunger, Niamh O'Sullivan

Label
The Tombs of a departed race : illustrations of Ireland's great hunger
Title
The Tombs of a departed race
Title remainder
illustrations of Ireland's great hunger
Statement of responsibility
Niamh O'Sullivan
Title variation
Illustrations of Ireland's great hunger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
GTA
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1960-
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O'Sullivan, Niamh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA950.7
LC item number
.O79 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum
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  • Famines
  • Famines in art
  • Hunger in art
  • English newspapers
  • Graphic arts
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
The Tombs of a departed race : illustrations of Ireland's great hunger, Niamh O'Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The subject matter of real human suffering did not lend itself easily to art. Ireland's Great Hunger--the worst demographic catastrophe of the nineteenth century--coincided with the invention of new mass-market periodicals. This essay considers the aesthetic, historical, technical and contextual roles of British newspaper illustration in interpreting the story of the Famine. Hiamh O'Sullivan examines how academically trained artists who had little experience of looking at unfiltered or distanced atrocity, became pictorial journalists and found new ways to image a trauma of unprecedented scale and horror.--back cover
  • Series editors: Niamh O'Sullivan, Grace Brady
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-64)
Contents
Horrible suffering, utter penury -- Crawling skeletons -- Half-clad spectres -- The mirror of truth -- A mass of human putrifaction -- The triumph of pestilence and the feast of death -- The black hole of Calcutta -- Buried in the deep
Control code
ocn897289249
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
67 p.
Isbn
9780990468639
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
The Tombs of a departed race : illustrations of Ireland's great hunger, Niamh O'Sullivan
Publication
Note
  • The subject matter of real human suffering did not lend itself easily to art. Ireland's Great Hunger--the worst demographic catastrophe of the nineteenth century--coincided with the invention of new mass-market periodicals. This essay considers the aesthetic, historical, technical and contextual roles of British newspaper illustration in interpreting the story of the Famine. Hiamh O'Sullivan examines how academically trained artists who had little experience of looking at unfiltered or distanced atrocity, became pictorial journalists and found new ways to image a trauma of unprecedented scale and horror.--back cover
  • Series editors: Niamh O'Sullivan, Grace Brady
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-64)
Contents
Horrible suffering, utter penury -- Crawling skeletons -- Half-clad spectres -- The mirror of truth -- A mass of human putrifaction -- The triumph of pestilence and the feast of death -- The black hole of Calcutta -- Buried in the deep
Control code
ocn897289249
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
67 p.
Isbn
9780990468639
Other physical details
col. ill.

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