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Vietnam Zippos

Sherry Buchanan


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    $38.81
PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2007
ISBN: 9780500286975
ANNOTATION:
Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, this book showcases for the first time the personalized Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War.
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  • Paperback
    $38.81
PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2007
ISBN: 9780500286975
ANNOTATION:
Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, this book showcases for the first time the personalized Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War.

Annotation

Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, this book showcases for the first time the personalized Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War.

Publisher Description

This book showcases for the first time the personalized Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War (1964-1973). Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, the chrome-plated brass bears witness to the uncensored feelings of young men at war; their testimony is shocking, and both hilarious and poignant in its bitter satire. Soldiers engraved love, death, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll onto the canvases of their Zippo lighters, in a real-life version of the war portrayed in Francis Ford Coppola's epic film Apocalypse Now. Of the thousands of documents on the Vietnam War, none is so raw, so immediate and so resonant today.

Author Biography

Sherry Buchanan writes extensively on Vietnamese war art and has been a guest curator of Vietnam War exhibitions at the British Museum and other international venues. Among her other books are Tran Trung Tin: Painting and Poems from Vietnam and Vietnam Behind the Lines

Table of Contents

Preface Vietnam Zippos by Sherry Buchanan Zippos Engravings and Stories: Get Charlie; Get Laid, Get High; Zippo War Collecting Vietnam Zippos by Bradford Edwards A-Zippo Engravings * Glossary

Review

'... shocking, satirical, hilarious and poignant in equal measure' - Wonderland

Product Details

Pages
180
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year
2007
ISBN-10
0500286973
ISBN-13
9780500286975
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2007-09-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Author
Sherry Buchanan
Illustrations
Illustrated in colour throughout