Post-Impressionism to World War II / Edition 1by Debbie Lewer
Post-Impressionism to World War II is an exciting anthology of writings by artists, critics, and historians. The texts include primary sources from the 1880s to the eve of war in the late 1930s, knitted together with classic analyses from critics such as Benjamin, Greenberg, and Bürger. The volume also includes more recent critical interventions from a/i>… See more details below
Post-Impressionism to World War II is an exciting anthology of writings by artists, critics, and historians. The texts include primary sources from the 1880s to the eve of war in the late 1930s, knitted together with classic analyses from critics such as Benjamin, Greenberg, and Bürger. The volume also includes more recent critical interventions from a range of methodological perspectives, both well-known and less familiar. Introductory essays explore the key themes raised by the texts. The result is a vivid chronicle of avant-garde practice in Europe during an especially creative, and volatile, period of history.
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Preface.
Part I: Programs and Manifestos. .
1 Post-Impressionism (Roger Fry).
2 Why are we publishing a journal (Ver Sacrum editorial).
3 Notes of a Painter (Henri Matisse).
4 The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism (F.T. Marinetti).
5 Dada Manifesto (Hugo Ball).
6 The Work Ahead of Us (Vladimir Tatlin).
7 First Manifesto of Surrealism (André Breton).
8 Introduction to ‘New Objectivity’: German Painting since Expressionism (Gustav Hartlaub).
Part II: Spirit and Subjectivity.
9 Gustave Moreau (Joris-Karl Huysmans).
10 Symbolism in Painting: Paul Gauguin (G.-Albert Aurier).
11 from Abstraction and Empathy: A Contribution to the Psychology of Style (Wilhelm Worringer).
12 from Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Wassily Kandinsky).
13 Mystery and Creation (Giorgio de Chirico).
14 From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism: The New Painterly Realism (Kazimir Malevich).
15 Neo-Plasticism: The General Principle of Plastic Equivalence (Piet Mondrian).
Part III: Mass Culture and Modernity.
16 The Mass Ornament (Siegfried Kracauer).
17 The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (Walter Benjamin).
18 Avant-Garde and Kitsch (Clement Greenberg).
19 Modernism in the Work of Art (Victor Burgin).
20 The Hidden Dialectic: Avantgarde - Technology - Mass Culture (Andreas Huyssen).
Part IV: Politics and the Avant-Garde.
21 The Politics of the Avant-Garde (Raymond Williams).
22 from Theory of the Avant-Garde (Peter Bürger).
23 Jugglers’ Fair Beneath the Gallows (Ernst Bloch).
24 Towards a Free Revolutionary Art (André Breton, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky).
25 The Birth of Socialist Realism from the Spirit of the Russian Avant-Garde (Boris Groys).
Part V: Identity and Appropriation.
26 Going Native (Abigail Solomon-Godeau).
27 Virility and Domination in 20th-Century Vanguard Painting (Carol Duncan).
28 from Men’s Work? Masculinity and Modernism (Lisa Tickner).
29 What the Papers Say: Politics and Ideology in Picasso’s Collages of 1912 (David Cottington).
30 "Dada as ‘Buffoonery and Requiem At the Same Time’" (Hanne Bergius).
31 Surrealism: Fetishism’s Job (Dawn Ades).
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