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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The mass against the grid; centrality against dispersion; a ponderous, crushing
symmetry against the play of irregular units; stone and bronze against iron and
glass; absorption of stress in mass, as against visible distribution of it through a ...
Much of the emphasis was on compact furniture for mass housing – folding beds,
built-ins, slide-away units, stackable chairs and tables, and the like. There was
also a strong link with industry: students, especially in the metalshops, were ...
First, cultural alternatives were now multiple, not vertically ranked; they spread
across a field of choice generated by mass production and machine reproduction
, and did not rise from the corner sweetshop to the Athenaeum Club. Second ...
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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