The Shock of the New
Knopf, 1991 - 444 pagina's
An illustrated history of modern art describes the origins of modern painting, sculpture, and architecture, shows how world events affected the art, and explains why the movement is near its end
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It is essential to grasp that Dada was never an art style, as Cubism was; nor did it
begin with a pugnacious socio-political programme, like Futurism. It stood for a
wholly eclectic freedom to experiment; it enshrined play as the highest human ...
As Marinetti's loathing of history fed into fascism, so this aspect of Dada predicted
the woozy knownothingism that would perfuse the “counterculture” of the sixties.
In their desire for a completely free, gratuitous art to stand at the end of history ...
The signatories of this manifesto have, under the battle cry D A D A | | | gathered
together to put forward a new art. What, then, is Dadaism? The word “Dada”
signifies the most primitive relation to the reality of the environment. . . . Life
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Volledige review lezen