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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Manhattan, to him, was the ruined blueprint of a great idea, and he speculated at
length about how the city could become Utopia: indeed, the secret cause of his
intellectual war on New York was, as we shall see later, that his own idea of a ...
In fact, his work for the last twenty years has been totally conventional; it only
repeats his own mock-primitive prototypes, with minor variations to keep the
market alert. The idea that innocence is a renewable resource is the peculiar
delusion of ...
The idea of a cultural avant-garde was unimaginable before 1800. It was fostered
by the rise of liberalism. Where the taste of religious or secular courts determined
patronage, “subversive” innovation was not esteemed as a sign of artistic ...
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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