Modern Art in Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Balkans, ca. 1890-1939 / Edition 1

Modern Art in Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Balkans, ca. 1890-1939 / Edition 1

by S. A. Mansbach, Mansbach S. a.
     
 

In this study, S. A. Mansbach provides us with the first coherent narrative of the modern-art movements of Eastern Europe. Analyzing a vast range of works, many published here for the first time, the author argues that our understanding of modernism is incomplete without consideration of this material. He shows how cubism, expressionism, and constructivism, among… See more details below

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In this study, S. A. Mansbach provides us with the first coherent narrative of the modern-art movements of Eastern Europe. Analyzing a vast range of works, many published here for the first time, the author argues that our understanding of modernism is incomplete without consideration of this material. He shows how cubism, expressionism, and constructivism, among other modernist styles, were amalgamated with deeply rooted visual traditions in several vital centers - including Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest - in order to express the most pressing concerns of the day, particularly nationalism. Mansbach also considers the critical response of the eastern European art public to these various avant-garde movements. A revisionist interpretation of modernism, Modern Art in Eastern Europe provides a much-needed reassessment of the art of this century, as well as of its historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456951
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Czech Lands9
2Poland and Lithuania83
3The Baltic States of Latvia and Estonia141
4The Southern Balkans of the Former Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia204
5Romania243
6Hungary267
Maps314
Notes321
List of Artists356
Selected Bibliography359
Index371

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