Reconstructing the Body Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Author(s): 
Carden-Coyne, Ana
ISBN: 
9780199546466
Date published: 
August 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Carden-Coyne investigates the cultural response to the horrors of the First World War in America, Britain, and Australia. Wartime had ruined bodies and disfigured a generation, but post-war ideals of beauty and resilience influenced social, medical and cultural imagery that renewed faith in humanity and allowed people to rebuild their lives.