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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.

A history of Italian art in the 20th century

Author: Sandra Pinto,Tōkyō-to Gendai Bijutsukan

Publisher: Skira


Category: Art

Page: 170

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Here are 100 works of art selected from the Italian National Gallery of Modern Art and from private collections that present a wide perspective on the development of modern Italian art. The sharp break from traditional art styles at the beginning of the twentieth century century manifested itself in all media, especially in paintings by Modigliani, Boccioni, and Balla. By the 1920s there was a continued flow of modernism in Italian arts including the works of de Chirico and Sironi that was diverted only by the Fascist regime. When Peggy Guggenheim arrived in Venice, Italian modernism was rekindled and its frontiers spread so rapidly that by the eighties 'modern art' required a larger meaning to include startling new work by Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia. Even the flexible idea of art, established by the Venice Biennale at the end of the century, has been breached by Italian artists now working in the new mediums offered by technology.


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.

The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art

Author: Denis Lejeune

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401207267

Category: Art

Page: 275

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To many, chance and art are antagonistic terms. But a number of 20th century artists have turned this notion on its head by attempting to create artworks based on randomness. Among those, three in particular articulated a well-argued and thorough theory of the radical use of chance in art: André Breton (writer), John Cage (composer) and François Morellet (visual artist). The implications of such a move away from established aesthetics are far-reaching, as much in conceptual as in practical terms, as this book hopes to make clear. Of paramount importance in this coincidentia oppositorum is the suggested possibility of a correlation between the artistic use of chance and a system of thought itself organised around chance. Indeed placing randomness at the centre of one’s art may have deeper philosophical consequences than just on the aesthetical level.

Twentieth Century painting and sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Author: Philadelphia Museum of Art,Ann Temkin,Susan Rosenberg,Michael Taylor

Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 159

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Featuring pivotal works of 20th-century painting and sculpture, this book handsomely illustrates a selection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's outstanding modern art collection, accompanied by lively descriptive notes. The Museum's emphasis on early modern art was heralded by the first acquisitions of works by Constantin Brancusi and Pablo Picasso in the early 1930s. At the core of the holdings of modern art are the A. E. Gallatin and the Louise and Walter Arensberg collections. Together, they establish this institution as one of the world's pre-eminent museums in which to see modern art, home to the most important collection of Marcel Duchamp's work and unparalleled for its installation of sculpture by Brancusi.

Themes in Contemporary Art

Author: Gillian Perry,Paul Wood

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102970

Category: Art

Page: 326

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This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.

Art of the Twentieth Century: 1900-1919, the avant-garde movements

Author: Timothy Stroud,Emanuela Di Lallo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788876246043

Category: Art

Page: 456

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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

Perceptions of the spirit in twentieth-century American art

Author: Jane Dillenberger,John Dillenberger,Indianapolis Museum of Art

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, American

Page: 177

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Latin American Art of the 20th Century

Author: Edward Lucie-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500203569

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1098

A survey of Latin American art discusses major subjects and themes and the interrelationship of politics, society, and art; looks at Latin American folk art; and examines the work of notable artists.

Art of jewelry and artists' jewels in the 20th century

Author: Marilena Mosco

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 9788809019072

Category: Art

Page: 478

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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.

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

View: 7005

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.

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.

Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

Author: Joan Murray

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550023322

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Joan Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the movements, ideas, attitudes, styles, and important groups in Canadian art of this century.

Native American Art in the Twentieth Century

Makers, Meanings, Histories

Author: W. Jackson Rushing

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415137478

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 805

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.

The Art of Twentieth-Century Zen

Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters

Author: Audrey Yoshiko Seo,Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570624957

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 891

This book is devoted to Zen art as a living tradition. It explores the heart of Zen experience through contemporary Zen art, demonstrating how this time-honored visual form continues to flourish today.

Art Beyond the Gallery in Early 20th Century England

Author: Richard Cork

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300032369

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 7088

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.

Poets on Painters

Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets

Author: J. D. McClatchy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520069714

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 9938

An anthology of essays by such notables as W.B. Yeats, Gertrude Stein, and W.H. Auden offer their views on painting and works by such great painters as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse

Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century

Author: Richard J. Powell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500181959

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3340

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

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