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Old 01-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Post Goya, Francisco: Los desastres de la guerra (Illustrated). v3 6 Feb 2009

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) was a Spanish painter and printmaker. He was court painter but also painted popular scenes and events. Much of the image we have now of the 18th-19th century in Spain is in "Goyesque" style, as shown by his paintings and drawings. He has been regarded both as the last of the old masters and as the first of the moderns.

"Los desastres de la guerra" (Disasters of War) is a series of 82 engravings (etchings) created in 1810-1815 and first published (posthumously) in 1863. They show harsh and and explicit scenes from the Spanish War of Independence (from France) and from the afterwar and subsequent absolutist regime. As a denunciation of the horrors of war these plates are unvaluable and unfortunately always current.

This is a "book" with no text, just the pictures (and their titles). It is possible that the reader inserts blank pages between pictures (the Cybook does).

I'm uploading two versions. The one named *_SmIm.mobi has smaller (in filesize) images, to comply with mobipocket limitations/specifications. The "large images" (and better quality) version works fine in the Cybook and in the Mobipocket Desktop Reader, though, so my advice is to use this if your reader supports it.

All kind of feedback is welcome.

EDIT (v2): Included thumbnails in the TOC and a gallery of miniatures.

EDIT (v3): New scans, better quality (though maybe not quite noticeable in e-ink readers). A new plate added (no. 83).

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I included thumbnails in the TOC and a gallery of miniatures for quickly getting to any image (although in the Cybook you have to go through all the miniatures one by one). Uploaded v2.
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As promised, I scanned the plates from an excellent paper edition I got at the library. Now the quality in the computer screen is much improved and the contrast and other settings more uniform throughout the series. Uploaded v3.

I have 20% larger scans, but using them in the mobipocket file resulted in a 21MB book, so I reduced them to something closer to 600x800.
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