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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For the late nineteenth century, the cradle of modernism, did not feel the
uncertainties about the machine that we do. No statistics on pollution, no
prospect of melt-downs or core explosions lay on the horizon; and very few of the
visitors to the ...
It all looks like a machine, slightly out of control: a machine à plaisir, reflecting the
frenetic and marionette-like quality of public entertainment that other artists were
beginning to discern in mass culture. For by no means all European artists ...
But contemporaneity meant the machine; and so in Goncharova's paintings, as in
early Malevich or even Chagall, one sees incessant references to the machine
aesthetic: Goncharova's steam-iron and metallically pleated shirtfront in The ...
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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