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Art of the 20th Century

Author: Karl Ruhrberg,Klaus Honnef,Manfred Schneckenburger,Christiane Fricke

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822859070

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 840

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The original edition of this ambitious reference was published in hardcover in 1998, in two oversize volumes (10x13"). This edition combines the two volumes into one; it's paperbound ("flexi-cover"--the paper has a plastic coating), smaller (8x10", and affordable for art book buyers with shallower pockets--none of whom should pass it by. The scope is encyclopedic: half the work (originally the first volume) is devoted to painting; the other half to sculpture, new media, and photography. Chapters are arranged thematically, and each page displays several examples (in color) of work under discussion. The final section, a lexicon of artists, includes a small bandw photo of each artist, as well as biographical information and details of work, writings, and exhibitions. Ruhrberg and the three other authors are veteran art historians, curators, and writers, as is editor Walther. c. Book News Inc.

Art of the Twentieth Century

A Reader

Author: Jason Gaiger,Paul Wood

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300101447

Category: Art

Page: 346

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This reader, a companion to The Open University’s four-volume Art of the Twentieth Century series, offers a variety of writings by art historians and art theorists. The writings were originally published as freestanding essays or chapters in books, and they reflect the diversity of art historical interpretations and theoretical approaches to twentieth-century art. Accessible to the general reader, this book may be read independently or to supplement the materials explored in the four course texts. The volume includes a general introduction as well as a brief introduction to each piece, outlining its origin and relevance.


The Twentieth Century

Author: Flaminio Gualdoni

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788861308015

Category: Art

Page: 559

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A retrospective of the art of the twentieth century features concise introductions to every major art movement, with over four hundred illustrations of works from some of the most famous artists of the century.

Mortality Immortality?

The Legacy of 20th-century Art

Author: Miguel Angel Corzo,Getty Conservation Institute

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892365289

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Professionals from a range of disciplines discuss issues of the artist's original intent, the effect of the art market, ways to cope with rapidly evolving media technologies, and fine art as popular culture.

Art of the 20th Century

Author: Karl Ruhrberg,Manfred Schneckenburger,Christiane Fricke,Ingo F. Walther,Klaus Honnef

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836541145

Category: Art

Page: 840

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The century that changed art forever: The quintessential roundup of art from 1900-2000 Who could possibly have forecast on New Year's Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, not prerequisites? The term "art" has been defined and redefined so many times over the last 100 years that it has gained entirely new social, political, and technological meanings. Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines available, including photography and new media, and thematically chaptered to highlight relationships between works and movements, this readable and encyclopaedic masterwork does just what it says on the cover. Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, this is your be-all, end-all guide to art of the 20th century. An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves to be owned by everyone.

Twentieth Century Theories of Art

Author: James M. Thompson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780886291112

Category: Art

Page: 547

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This ambitious volume provides a general introduction to the major approaches in this century to art theory and criticism, from the Expression Theory to Poststructuralism. For readers with little or no background, clearly written introductions are provided. The writings collected here are by leaders in each area such as Freud, Barthes, Heidegger and Derrida. The collection is valuable for students of art history, literature and philosophy.

Art and Artists of Twentieth-century China

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520075560

Category: Art

Page: 354

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"Sullivan presents a wealth of material that has never before appeared in a Western language. I expect it will be the standard book on twentieth-century Chinese art for the foreseeable future."--Julia F. Andrews, author of "Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China" "A most sympathetic and useful guide to twentieth-century Chinese art. Long the leading scholar on the subject, Professor Sullivan has presented a lucid account of a most dramatic chapter in Chinese art in a complex interplay of aesthetics, politics, cultural, and social history."--Wen C. Fong, Princeton University "So much of China's art in the twentieth century has to do with artistic (and political) ideas from the West that is is appropriate that one of its first comprehensive histories should be written by a Western scholar--especially one who has known personally many of China's leading artistic figures of the last fifty years. Not only does Professor Sullivan tell the complex story of twentieth century China art with lucidity and style, his learned text is also illuminated with witty anecdotes and incisive observations that can only come from an indsider."--Johnson Chang (Chang Tson-zung), Director, Hanart Tz Gallery, Hong Kong

Art of the Avant-gardes

Author: Steve Edwards,Paul Wood

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102307

Category: Art

Page: 462

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02 This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.

Native American Art in the Twentieth Century

Makers, Meanings, Histories

Author: W. Jackson Rushing

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415137478

Category: Art

Page: 214

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A survey of Native American art from the 1800s to the present reveals the often surprising variety of styles and media employed by Indian artists in the modern world, and confirms the influence of ceremony and tradition on many of them.

Making Modernism

Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-century Art

Author: Michael C. FitzGerald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206533

Category: Art

Page: 313

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Artists don't achieve financial success and critical acclaim during their lifetimes as a result of chance or luck. Michael FitzGerald's assiduously researched book documents Picasso's courting of dealers, critics, collectors, and curators as he established his reputation during the first forty years of the twentieth century. FitzGerald describes the care, patience, and resourcefulness invested by Paul Rosenberg, Picasso's dealer and close collaborator from 1918 to 1940, in building the financial value and public acceptance of Picasso's art. The book is based on and quotes generously from previously unpublished correspondence between Picasso and dealers, collectors, and museum curators.

A century in crisis

modernity and tradition in the art of twentieth-century China

Author: Julia Frances Andrews,Kuiyi Shen,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation


Category: Art

Page: 329

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Between 1850 and today, China has undergone an unprecedented series of shocks and transformations. This dramatic period -- which has seen urban industrialization, conquest by foreign powers, civil wars, changing governments, and, more recently, a gradual opening to the international community -- has also marked an explosion of artistic experimentation and innovation. Spanning 150 spectacular years of artistic production, A Century in Crisis -- which accompanied a landmark exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo in early 1998 -- offers the first systematic exploration of modern and contemporary Chinese art. Essays by leading scholars show the ways in which Chinese artists have grappled with modernity, tradition, self-definition, and the adoption and rejection of Western conventions. Sumptuous colorplates showcase a dazzling array of achievements -- including Shanghai School paintings, modern calligraphy, commercial art, 1920s and '30s woodblock prints, modern guohua (traditional ink and color paintings), socialist realist paintings, and other contemporary works.

Varieties of Modernism

Author: Paul Wood

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102963

Category: Art

Page: 411

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This work discusses the art of the middle third of the twentieth century. It consists of a short general introduction and four parts, each concentrating on a key aspect of the art of the period.

Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century

Author: Richard J. Powell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500181959

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7160

Includes African American artist profiles, offers an examination of the social and cultural context of every type of art form from painting to performance art, and looks at the role of the Black artist

The silver age, Russian art of the early twentieth century and the "World of art" group

Author: John E. Bowlt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 355

View: 370

Interior Design of the 20th Century

Author: Anne Massey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500203460

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7970

Revised and expanded, this survey of 20th-century interior design includes discussions on Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Art Deco, the Modern Movement, Hi-Tech & Green. All types of interiors are explored & set within their economic & cultural contexts.

Art Beyond the Gallery in Early 20th Century England

Author: Richard Cork

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300032369

Category: Art

Page: 332

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In the early decades of the twentieth century, British art was enlivened by a wide variety of imaginative attempts to take painting and sculpture outside the boundaries of the gallery. Some of the works were commissioned by architects as integral parts of new buildings.

Art and propaganda in the twentieth century

the political image in the age of mass culture

Author: Toby Clark

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc


Category: Art

Page: 175

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The relationship of art to politics has always been an uneasy one, and never more so than in the 20th century. Governments have sought to control, censor, or bend art to their own purposes; artists have resisted and subverted such efforts. But what happens when artists work on behalf of a political program? When does art become propaganda? Is art tainted, diminished, or elevated by its political content?Toby Clark argues that propaganda art appears in many guises, and that the desire to persuade is not always at odds with aesthetic aims. He examines these many forms: the state propaganda of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Stalin's Soviet Union; democratic governments' representation of enemies in wartime; and anti-government protest art around the world, uncovering the complex rhetoric, high beauty, and ambiguous role of art that dwells in the political realm.

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History

An Anthology of Twentieth-century Writings on the Visual Arts

Author: W. Eugene Kleinbauer,Medieval Academy of America

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802067081

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 6595

A collection of essays that reflect the breadth of twentieth-century scholarship in art history. Kleinbauer has sought to illustrate the variety of methods scholars have developed for conveying the unfolding of the arts in the Western world. Originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971.

Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century

Author: Chris Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134597207

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 832

Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century offers a unique and authoritative guide to modern responses to art. Featuring 48 essays on the most important twentieth century writers and thinkers and written by an international panel of expert contributors, it introduces readers to key approaches and analytical tools used in the study of contemporary art. It discusses writers such as Adorno, Barthes, Benjamin, Freud, Greenberg, Heuser, Kristeva, Merleau-Ponty, Pollock, Read and Sontag.

Latin American Art

Author: Edward Sullivan

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: 9780714839806

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 5882

Because of the complex cultural roots of Latin American, art the range of artwork is varied and often startling in originality. The contributors to this book are writing from their own experience and this lends authenticity to the commentaries.

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