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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He could take infinite pains working out how to turn a corner with I-beams and
cladding, and simply ignore the social matrix in which the building was
embedded. The prismwith-variations could go anywhere and serve any purpose.
It was also ...
Without complete respect for the body as it is, and for social memory as it stands,
there is no such thing as a workable or humane architecture. Hence, most of the “
classics” of Utopian planning have come to look inhuman, or even absurd; they ...
The Surrealists, however, were nearly all baptized Catholics from France or
Spain, and the French Church before World War II enjoyed a degree of social
power almost unimaginable today. To attack Catholic taboos was thus a
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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