Post-Impressionism to World War II / Edition 1

Post-Impressionism to World War II / Edition 1

by Debbie Lewer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405111534

ISBN-13: 9781405111539

Pub. Date: 08/08/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Post-Impressionism to World War II is an exciting anthology of the best art history writings of the Post-Impressionist period. Several key essays by critics including Benjamin, Greenberg and Bürger knit together primary sources and classic, “canonical” criticism.

  • Collects the most important writings on art history from

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Post-Impressionism to World War II is an exciting anthology of the best art history writings of the Post-Impressionist period. Several key essays by critics including Benjamin, Greenberg and Bürger knit together primary sources and classic, “canonical” criticism.

  • Collects the most important writings on art history from Post-Impressionism to the mid-20th century, covering both canonical and contemporary perspectives
  • Offers a chronicle of avant-garde practice during an especially creative, if volatile, period of history
  • Features several key essays by critics including Benjamin, Greenberg and Bürger
  • Includes recent critical interventions from a range of methodological perspectives – both well-known and less familiar
  • Organizes material thematically, and features introductory essays to each of the five sections
  • Provides a valuable, stimulating resource for students and teachers alike and offers new ways to think about and teach this important period in art history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405111539
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/08/2005
Series:
Blackwell Anthologies in Art History Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IPrograms and manifestos1
1Post-impressionism13
2Why are we publishing a journal?18
3Notes of a painter21
4The founding and manifesto of futurism28
5Dada manifesto33
6The work ahead of us35
7First manifesto of surrealism36
8Introduction to "new objectivity" : German painting since expressionism50
Pt. IISpirit and subjectivity53
9Gustave Moreau69
10Symbolism in painting : Paul Gauguin71
11From Abstraction and empathy : a contribution to the psychology of style79
12From On the spiritual in art93
13Mystery and creation128
14From cubism and futurism to suprematism : the new painterly realism130
15Neo-plasticism : the general principle of plastic equivalence146
Pt. IIIMass culture and modernity155
16The mass ornament165
17The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction174
18Avant-garde and kitsch188
19Modernism in the work of art201
20The hidden dialectic : avantgarde-technology-mass culture218
Pt. IVPolitics and the avant-garde231
21The politics of the avant-garde240
22From Theory of the avant-garde253
23Jugglers' fair beneath the gallows265
24Towards a free revolutionary art270
25The birth of socialist realism from the spirit of the Russian avant-garde274
Pt. VIdentity and appropriation297
26Going native304
27Virility and domination in early twentieth-century vanguard painting320
28Men's work? : masculinity and modernism337
29What the papers say : politics and ideology in Picasso's collages of 1912349
30Dada as "buffoonery and requiem at the same time"366
31Surrealism : fetishism's job381

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