Memory, Art and the World Wars: Official War Art and Contemporary Memorials in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.advisor Woodward, R en
dc.contributor.author Irwin, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-07T22:48:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48909 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract As the centenary of the First World War passes, amidst the countless commemorative ceremonies and projects, there has been no better time to examine how we remember war. A nation's art provides a door way into understanding patterns of remembrance. In New Zealand there has been little art historical examination of the key sites of memory, where our culture of war is expressed and formed. This thesis seeks to examine the nature of New Zealand's war culture through a comparative analysis of the official war art produced during the First and Second World Wars and contemporary memorials dating from the 1990s until present. This study, combing methods of social history, post-colonial studies and gender studies with visual analysis, will reveal that at the conceptual level there is strong continuity in the responses to the wars. It will show that forming a national sense of identity, rather than remembering the horrors of war is the core purpose of these sites of memory. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265184011902091 en
dc.relation.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/ en
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dc.rights Restricted Item. Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
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dc.title Memory, Art and the World Wars: Official War Art and Contemporary Memorials in New Zealand en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Art History en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 785432 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-08 en


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