Art of the Avant-Gardes

Art of the Avant-Gardes

by Steve Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300101414

ISBN-13: 9780300101416

Pub. Date: 02/16/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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:
9780300101416
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2004
Series:
Art of the Twentieth Century
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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