Art in Theory 1900-1990 / Edition 1

Art in Theory 1900-1990 / Edition 1

by Charles Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631165754

ISBN-13: 2900631165759

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Beside the writings of the century's major artists, Art in Theory includes relevant texts by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures. It is organized into eight sections, from the legacy of symbolism at the turn of the century to contemporary debates about the postmodern. Each section is prefaced by a brief essay. There are introductions for all…  See more details below

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Beside the writings of the century's major artists, Art in Theory includes relevant texts by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures. It is organized into eight sections, from the legacy of symbolism at the turn of the century to contemporary debates about the postmodern. Each section is prefaced by a brief essay. There are introductions for all of the 300-plus texts, so that theories and critical approaches are placed in context. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography. The result is both a comprehensive collection of documents on twentieth-century art and an encyclopedic history of relevant theory.

Charles Harrison is the author of a number of books on modern art criticism and art theory. He has been continuously involved in modern art as an exhibitor, critic, historian and theorist. Paul Wood has published widely in exhibition catalogues and journals including Art History, Artscribe and Arts Magazine. He is a consulting editor for the Oxford Arts Journal.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900631165759
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1216

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: The Legacy of Symbolism:
a. Classicism and Originality.
b. Expression and the Primitive.
Part II: The Idea of the Modern World:
a. Modernity.
b. Cubism.
Part III: Rationalization and Transformation:
a. Neo-Classicism and the Call to Order.
b. Dissent and Disorder.
c. Abstraction and Form.
d. Utility and Construction.
Part IV: Freedom, Responsibility and Power:
a. The Modern as Ideal.
b. Realism as Figuration.
c. Realism as Critique.
d. Modernism as Critique.
Part V: The Individual and the Social:
a.The American Avant-Garde.
b. Individualism in Europe.
c. Art and Society.
Part VI: Modernisation and Modernism:
a. Art and Modern Life.
b. Modernist Art.
Part VII: Institutions and Objections:
a. Objecthood and Reductivism.
b. Attitudes to Form.
c. Political Aspects.
d. Critical Revisions.
Part VIII: Ideas of the Postmodern:
a. The Condition of History.
b. The Critique of Originality.
c. Figures of Difference
Bibliography
Index

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