Medals of Dishonour

By: Philip Attwood; Felicity Powell

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Alongside the longstanding and well-known association of medals with glory and achievement lies another darker tradition of the medal as an indicator of dishonour. Medals of Dishonour will reveal this little-known history, and will also show internationally renowned contemporary artists engaging with the medal as a vehicle for political and social comment. The first part of the catalogue consists of a representative selection of about twenty medals of the 17th-20th centuries, including Dutch medals satirizing James II and Louis XIV, German and British medals on financial scandal and political corruption, a French medal showing Napoleon III as a cockchafer, German WWI anti-war medals, and two of David Smith's Medal for Dishonor. The second part consists of medals and related drawings recently commissioned by the British Art Medal Trust from twelve celebrated contemporary artists. The artists were asked to make works focusing on important issues of our times. Subjects include war, race, ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders: a recent British phenomenon) and our modern obsession with shopping.

Title: Medals of Dishonour

Author Name: Philip Attwood; Felicity Powell

Categories: Antiques and Collectables,

Publisher: The British Museum Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 0714118168

ISBN Number 13: 9780714118161

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 159504

Description: 136 pages. Illustrated in colour. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide