Modern Art: Paintng, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography / Edition 3

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The third edition of Modern Art, now revised and expanded, narrates one of the great stories of our time - how European and American vanguard culture created modernist art by heeding the call "to make it new." Modern Art captures the sense of intellectual and aesthetic ferment through the close integration of its authoritative text and nearly nine hundred well-chosen illustrations. Right up through the present day, coverage ranges across a broad spectrum of visual arts, from painting, sculpture, and photography to conceptual forms, installation and video art, and architecture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131505193
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.92 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Modernism and its origins in the 19th century 9
2 Seurat, Cezanne, and the language of structure 23
3 Gauguin, van Gogh, and the language of vision 34
4 Art nouveau in painting and design 54
5 Early modern sculpture : from Rodin to Brancusi 61
6 Tradition and innovation in architecture : 1880-1914 81
7 Expressionism in France : Matisse and the Fauves 101
8 Expressionism in Germany : the bridge and the blue rider 112
9 The cubist revolution : Braque and Picasso 132
10 From Cubism to abstract art : futurism, suprematism, De Stijl 148
11 Dada and fantastic art 163
12 Surrealism : the resolution of dream and reality 178
13 The shaping of a new architecture 1918-40 196
14 The school of Paris between the wars 215
15 International abstraction : constructivism and the Bauhaus 234
16 American art in the wake of the armory show 247
17 The New York school : abstract expressionism 265
18 The postwar European school : L'Art Informel, expressionist figuration, welded sculpture 285
19 American art of the sixties : pop art and minimalism 298
20 Europe's new realism, pop art, and abstraction 329
21 The diffusion of the new architecture : 1954-75 340
22 The post-minimal/post-modern seventies : from conceptual art to new image 357
23 The post-modern eighties : from neo-expressionism to neo-conceptualism 388
24 A new Fin de Siecle/a new century 413
25 Post- and neo-modernism in architecture 439
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  • Posted October 30, 2009

    Complete, enlightening but difficult to follow in spots

    Fairly complete, enlightening, much wonderful artwork but the writing is sometimes extremely hard to follow and, in a few spots, is unintelligible. I know it's difficult to encompass so many movements and artists in a single volume, but I find the organizational scheme here confusing. I love art but do not look forward to reading assignments from this book, which is the main text for my Modern Art history course.

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