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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To see this, one should look at the designs Mies, at thirty-four, made for the most
important architectural competition held in the first years of Weimar Germany –
the Turmhaus-AG's Berlin contest for a high-rise building near Friedrichstrasse ...
Seen in isolation on the high desert floor, under the burning blue skin of the sky,
with low sagebrush stretching away to the eroded girdling range, Complex One is
a magnificent spectacle. Even its minatory look, suggesting a bunker, seems ...
The couple displaying their stigmatized hands to one another in The Great
Friends, 1965 (plate 260), now look like prophetic emblems of Baselitz's own
generation, the bearers of Green eco-politics, Red Army Faction terrorism ...
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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