Latin American Art of the Twentieth Century ( World of Art Series) / Edition 2

Latin American Art of the Twentieth Century ( World of Art Series) / Edition 2

by Edward Lucie-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500203563

ISBN-13: 9780500203569

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

"Richly illustrated...brings to life the work of many lesser-known artists throughout the continent." Choice This comprehensive survey introduces an exceptionally rich, fascinating, and complex art that has gained great popularity in recent years. Edward Lucie-Smith discusses all the major subjects and issues: magic realism, expressionism, and other concepts

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"Richly illustrated...brings to life the work of many lesser-known artists throughout the continent." Choice This comprehensive survey introduces an exceptionally rich, fascinating, and complex art that has gained great popularity in recent years. Edward Lucie-Smith discusses all the major subjects and issues: magic realism, expressionism, and other concepts shared with Latin American literature; the great muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco; the interaction of politics, society, and art; the continuing interest in folk art; and the dialogue between avant-garde European and North American movements and "indigenist" thinking in the work of artists such as Wifredo Lam, Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Frida Kahlo. Many other artists from the 1900s to the present day are included in this compelling look at a great body of brilliantly original and imaginative art. For the second edition, the text has been updated and a new final section introduces some of Latin America's leading contemporary artists: Jose Bedia (Cuba/USA), Doris Salcedo (Colombia), Ruben Ortiz Torres (Mexico), Miguel Calderan (Mexico), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Diana Domingues (Brazil), and Beatriz Milhazes (Brazil). Several of these artists make use of the latest in modern technology, including interactive installations, photographs, and video art. 178 illustrations, 45 in color.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500203569
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
World of Art Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Chapter 1Forerunners and Independents21
Chapter 2The First Modern Movements37
Chapter 3Mexican Muralism49
Chapter 4Muralism Beyond Mexico69
Chapter 5The Exiles79
Chapter 6Mexico: Four Women and One Man96
Chapter 7A Climate of Change110
Chapter 8Geometric Abstraction121
Chapter 9Informal Abstraction144
Chapter 10Expressionist Tendencies152
Chapter 11Realism, Pop Art and Surrealism165
Chapter 12The Present Day187
Select Bibliography216
List of Illustrations218
Index222

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