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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By an extraordinary stroke of luck, the Russian avant-garde got, from the embryo
State, the patron it needed. He was Anatoly Lunacharsky, Lenin's Commissar of
Education. A sensitive and idealistic writer, Lunacharsky had shown what must ...
At its origins, the avant-garde myth had held the artist to be a precursor; the
significant work is the one that prepares the future. The cult of the precursor
ended by cluttering the landscape with absurd prophetic claims. The idea of a
Nochlin, Linda “The Invention of the Avant-Garde: France, 1830–1880”, in Avant-
Garde Art, ed. Thomas B. Hess and John Ashbery. New York: Macmillan, 1968.
Nochlin, Linda Realism. London: Penguin Books, 1971. Novak, Barbara Nature ...
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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