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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It is essential to grasp that Dada was never an art style, as Cubism was; nor did it
begin with a pugnacious socio-political programme, like Futurism. It stood for a
wholly eclectic freedom to experiment; it enshrined play as the highest human ...
The most aggressive political use of photomontage was in the work of John
Heartfield, who in the late twenties and early thirties brought it to a pitch of
polemical ferocity that no artist has since equalled (plate 39). Here,
photomontage develops ...
been a few admirable works of art that contained political references—some of
Joseph Beuys's work (plate 245) or Robert Motherwell's Elegies to the Spanish
Republic (plate Io9). But the idea that an artist, by making painting or sculpture, ...
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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