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 A. Introduction

The European landscape at the time of World War I was comprised of a vast collection of different cultures, ethnic groups, and political entities. However, the onset of the "Great War" all but destroyed the fabric of the continent. Fortunately, European creativity flourished amidst a background of terrible suffering and atrocity. The art movement known as Dadaism, the birth of German Bauhaus architecture, and a resurgence in British poetry all came to their fruition during this pivotal era of history.

 B. Subject Headings and Shelf Numbers

  • World War, 1914-1918 - France - Art and the War
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Soviet Union
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Germany
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Pictorial Works
  • Browse Call Numbers - 940.3 - 940.5
  • Dadaism - 709.0406
  • Bauhaus - 724.9

 C. Frequently Mentioned Texts

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Daily Life In Russia Under the Last Tsar by Henri Troyat

The German Empire (1870-1918) by Micheal Sturmer

The Edwardians by J.B. Priestley

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The Last Hapsburg by Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Dada, Art and Anti-Art by Hans Richter
Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art by Dan Franck
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A Ringing Glass: The Life Of Rainer Maria Rilke by Donald A. Prater

 D. General References, e.g. Guides, Encyclopedia, or Dictionaries

Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse by Kenneth Wayne

Eric Mendolsohn: Architect, 1887-1953

The Oxford Companion to German Literature

 E. Magazines or Newspapers

  • Search the EBSCO Host database for pictures and articles about World War I.
  • Vertical files that contain newspaper clippings and other items. Search for the subject heading World War One

 F. Internet Resources

 G. Other Media, e.g. Video, Audio

  • War Requiem - "Words from the 'Missa pro Defunctis' and the poems of Wilfred Owen." MUSIC/BRI/COMPACT/DISC
Prepared by R. Taylor
Updated March 2013