Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront

Civil War Sketch Book: Drawing from the Battlefront (Front View)

This is a collection of 250 sketches drawn during the American Civil War in the 19th century. That was before using cameras was possible.

The artists, Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast included, drew the scenes from the war zone, and then had them specially delivery to newspapers and magazines. These artists were known as Specials.

The drawings are intriguing as they reveal what it's like during war. I find it fascinating at how some of them are drawn, such as the one of some soldiers carrying stuff away while flames were towering behind them. How did the artist draw so fast and was he in danger? There are also several night scenes captured — it's incredibly difficult to draw night scenes — just to see and draw in the dark.

Other similar books to check out are A Soldier's Sketchbook: From the Front Lines of World War II (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN | BDUS) and Baghdad Journal: An Artist in Occupied Iraq (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN | BDUS)

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393072207
ISBN-13: 978-0393072204

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Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (Interior)

Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (Interior)

Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (Interior)

Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (Back View)

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