Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century: Fourteen Essays by Critics and Scholars

Overview

This remarkable volume provides the first comprehensive account of the rise and spectacular flowering of modernism in the art of Latin America. In an introductory essay Edward J. Sullivan surveys the complex origins of the region's fascinating and diverse visual art. He is followed by thirteen scholars and critics whose essays reveal the continuities of Latin American art with such international modernist traditions as Cubism, Constructivism, and Surrealism, and show how those movements inspired new and ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $22.00   
  • Used (4) from $22.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$22.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(133)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
New York, NY, U.S.A. 1993 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good jacket Ex-Library Ex-lib w/usual markings, VERY GOOD hardcover in VERY GOOD dust jacket, no marks in text, tight ... binding; a gently used copy. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Niagara Falls, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$25.39
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(59539)

Condition: Good
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$39.95
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(129)

Condition: Very Good
hardcover with dust jacket, tight, bright, pages clear, bright and colorful, shelf and edge wear, edge and corners bumped, black marker line on lower closed page edges, packaged ... in cardboard box for shipment, tracking on U.S. orders Read more Show Less

Ships from: Frankfort, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$89.60
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(75)

Condition: Good
Good Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. *****PLEASE ... NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

This remarkable volume provides the first comprehensive account of the rise and spectacular flowering of modernism in the art of Latin America. In an introductory essay Edward J. Sullivan surveys the complex origins of the region's fascinating and diverse visual art. He is followed by thirteen scholars and critics whose essays reveal the continuities of Latin American art with such international modernist traditions as Cubism, Constructivism, and Surrealism, and show how those movements inspired new and independent developments, as artists reflected upon their individual and national identities and the diverse conditions of their world. Instead of seeking to define Latin American art, this volume explores it, inclusively and openly. Nearly one hundred artists are represented in the stunning plate section, and additional works by them and many other artists are seen in extensive black-and-white illustrations. Biographies of the artists and a selected bibliography for further reading complete this unique reference work. The volume includes not only those artists born or residing in Latin America but also those who emigrated to Europe and North America or who spent substantial parts of their careers outside the region, as well as Latino artists from the United States. Examined in depth are pioneering figures such as Tarsila do Amaral of Brazil and Joaquin Torres-Garcia of Uruguay; the well-known Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Clemente Orcozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros; artists like Xul Solar and Frida Kahlo, whose art was more private than that of the muralists and individuals who have emerged in recent years, such as Ana Mendieta, Cildo Meireles, Guillermo Kuitca, Julio Galan, Frida Baranak and Juan Sanchez, whose work has helped to shape current artistic developments. This book has been published to accompany the exhibition Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the most extensive presentation of Latin American
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As this exhilarating survey reveals, Latin American artists assimilated cubism, surrealism, expressionism and other currents, creating wholly new forms that juggled a modern internationalist sensibility with a concern for individual and national identity. Documenting a recent exhibition at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, 14 scholars and critics discuss the biting political and social pictures of Mexican muralists Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco, Colombian satirist Fernando Botero's inflated prelates and prostitutes, Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral's poetic reordering of industrialized urban reality, the Uruguayan Joaquin Torres-Garcia's metaphysical synthesis of European modernism and pre-Columbian images, and 90 other artists. Pop and conceptual art, assemblage, neofiguration, and kinetic and optical abstraction all take new directions here in works of passion, imagination and political consciousness. Rasmussen is director of MOMA's International Program. (Nov.)
Library Journal
This is the catalog for one of the most important exhibitions of Latin American art ever conceived. Rasmussen is the director of MoMA's International Program, which has played a significant role in the encouragement of artists from the Southern Hemisphere. His introduction is followed by essays from 14 distinguished scholars, including noted Latin Americanist Edward Sullivan, Fatima Bercht, and Charles Merewether. Their contributions range from a broad historical survey by Sullivan to entries on specific artists and movements. Key individuals, such as Armando Reveron, Xul Solar, and Tarsila do Amaral, receive substantial reevaluation. The Mexican muralists are also treated, but most interesting are those essays that identify trail-blazing contemporary artists. The forces of modernism in Latin American painting and sculpture are traced, with the aid of excellent reproductions, in meaningful historical terms. Essential for academic, research, and specialized art libraries.-- Paula A. Baxter, NYPL
Donna Seaman
Modernism has flourished in many forms in the cultural diversity and political turmoil of Latin America. Surrealism and constructivism as well as abstract, Pop, and conceptional art have all evolved into species unique to the tropical aesthetics of this enormous region and the particular sensibilities and psyches of its artists. This profusely illustrated volume was published as part of an ambitious exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The text is made up of thirteen essays by art historians such as Dore Ashton, Fatima Bercht, and Elizabeth Ferrer who illuminate various styles of twentieth century Latin American art and the work of individual artists, including muralists Orozco and Rivera; the ebullient mystic watercolorist Xul Solar; the constructivist Joaquin Torres-Garcia; and the earthy surrealist Tarsila do Amaral. The 357 plates (194 in color) display the work of more than 100 sculptors and painters that, taken together, effectively define modern art. For instance, there's the ripe, textured figurative paintings of Maria Izquierdo, the allegorical images of Rufino Tamayo, the spare and elegant sculptures of Jose Resende, and the violent whirl of Matta. A biographical directory provides brief profiles of each artist. An invaluable and grand production.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810961210
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction to an Exhibition 11
Notes on the Birth of Modernity in Latin American Art 18
Armando Reveron 40
Xul Solar: World-Maker 46
Tarsila do Amaral 52
Orozco and Rivera: Mexican Fresco Painting and the Paradoxes of Nationalism 60
Joaquin Torres-Garcia and the Tradition of Constructive Art 72
Abstract Constructivist Trends in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia 86
Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica 100
Surrealism and Latin America 106
Maria Izquierdo 116
New Figuration, Pop, and Assemblage in the 1960s and 1970s 122
The Theme of Crisis in Contemporary Latin American Art 134
Displacement and the Reinvention of Identity 144
Blueprint Circuits: Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin America 156
Plates 169
Biographies of the Artists 371
Selected Bibliography 399
Acknowledgments 413
Lenders to the Exhibition 417
Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art 418
Photograph Credits 419
Index 421
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)