At War with War: 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks, An Illustrated Timeline

At War with War: 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks, An Illustrated Timeline❴Download❵ ✤ At War with War: 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks, An Illustrated Timeline Author Seymour Chwast – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk At War with War visualizes humanity s , year long state of conflict, chaos, and violence on a continuous timeline Seventy pages of stark black and white pen and ink drawings and woodcuts illustrate hi At War with War visualizes humanity with War: MOBI ô s , year long state of conflict, chaos, and violence on a continuous timeline Seventy pages of stark black and white At War ePUB ô pen and ink drawings and woodcuts illustrate history s most notorious battles fromBCE to the present day Interspersed are contemplations on war from historic thinkers, including excerpts from War with War: PDF/EPUB ã The Art of War by Sun Tsu, The Complaint of Peace by Desiderius Erasmus, and The State by Randolph Bourne Searing and sardonic, balancing anger and despair with wit and humanity, these raw illustrations follow in the tradition of great social satirists such as Honor Daumier, Frans Masereel, Felix Vallotton, and Otto Dix Seymour Chwast is a design legend As co founder with Milton Glaser of Push Pin Studios, he led a revolution in graphic design in the s and s, producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual mediumNow, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades the fight against war, humankind s never ending scourge. This seems like a thinking out loud gimmick that somehow made it into print Wouldn t it be a cool anti war statement to publish a list of all the wars mankind has had The end result is something I d expect a group of high school students to produce as a project for a history class One compiles a haphazard list with inconsistent structure and a prominent error that calls into question the accuracy of the whole list, i.e., the entry 205 Ptolemy V loses Judea to Syria appears in both the BCE an This seems like a thinking out loud gimmick that somehow made it into print Wouldn t it be a cool anti war statement to publish a list of all the wars mankind has had The end result is something I d expect a group of high school students to produce as a project for a history class One compiles a haphazard list with inconsistent structure and a prominent error that calls into question the accuracy of the whole list, i.e., the entry 205 Ptolemy V loses Judea to Syria appears in both the BCE and CE sections Another student draws a bunch of amateurish, nearly bloodless pictures of soldiers fighting A third slaps on an anti war introduction and then inserts some random text pieces by Sun Tzu, Desiderius Erasmus and Randolph Bourne, which strive to justify war, especially if it is a war against Muslims in the case of Erasmus.Somewhere along the way, the anti war thesis is lost and the work seems to become a promotion of war What the hell What this book really reminds me of is the recap that happens at the end of playing a complete game of Sid Meier s Civilization You can watch your whole game replay quickly as cities and countries are founded, captured or destroyed As I read this book, I found myself fascinated by how many times Rome was sacked or Jerusalem conquered, but found little connection to the human suffering this represented, just like in a video game.A day before starting this book, I read Garth Ennis s The Complete Battlefields, Volume One, and I found that gore drenched work a fareffective study of the cost of war on the soul of humanity Side note The introduction says this work is a sequel to Chwast s 1957 work, A Book of Battles, which seems to be out of print and is not listed here on Goodreads A quick internet search seems to indicate that it was a limited edition work that featured an introduction by Dachine Rainer Outstanding artistic portrayal of the pervasiveness of war in human history. The excerpts from essays written by Randolph Bourne and especially Desiderius Erasmus save this book.