Art of the Avant-Gardes / Edition 1

Art of the Avant-Gardes / Edition 1

by Steve Edwards
     
 

Art of the Avant-Gardes discusses the development of modern art in the first third of the twentieth century. It introduces the main themes of art in the period and summarizes the political context in which it developed: the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the subsequent consolidation of the European dictatorships. The book is the second volume in the… See more details below

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Art of the Avant-Gardes discusses the development of modern art in the first third of the twentieth century. It introduces the main themes of art in the period and summarizes the political context in which it developed: the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the subsequent consolidation of the European dictatorships. The book is the second volume in the Art of the Twentieth Century series. With hundreds of full color illustrations, the book presents numerous case studies that illuminate the important idea of "expression" in art, related questions of Orientalism and the "primitive," aspects of Cubism, the development of abstract art, and the radical avant-garde movements - Dada, Soviet Constructivism, Surrealism.

Author Biography: Steve Edwards is research lecturer, The Open University. Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102307
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2004
Series:
Art of the Twentieth Century
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
974,308
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1Expression and expressionism
Ch. 1Expressionism and the crisis of subjectivity13
Ch. 2Gender and the fauves : flirting with 'wild beasts'63
Ch. 3Orientalism, modernism and indigenous identity85
Ch. 4Bonnard and Matisse : expression and emotion109
Pt. 2Aspects of Cubism
Ch. 5Approaches to Cubism135
Ch. 6Dusty mannequins : modern art and primitivism157
Ch. 7Cubist collage185
Pt. 3The emergence of abstraction
Ch. 8The idea of an abstract art229
Ch. 9'English' abstraction : Nicholson, Hepworth and Moore in the 1930s273
Pt. 4The critical avant-gardes
Ch. 10Art, love and social emancipation : on the concept 'avant-garde' and the interwar avant-gardes307
Ch. 11Narrating the Dada game plan339
Ch. 12Soviet Constructivism359
Ch. 13'Profane illumination' : photography and photomontage in the USSR and Germany395
Ch. 14Surrealism 1924-1929427

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