Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction: The Early Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction: The Early Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Gill Perry, Francis Frascina, Charles Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300055161

ISBN-13: 9780300055160

Pub. Date: 05/28/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300055160
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Series:
Modern Art--Practices and Debates Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.65(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Primitivism and the 'Modern'3
Introduction: Primitivism in art - historical debate3
Pt. 1'The going away' - a preparation for the 'modern'?9
'Clogs and granite': Brittany and Pont-Aven10
'Pillaging the savages of Oceania': Gauguin and Tahiti28
Primitivism and Kulturkritik: Worpswede in the 1890s34
Pt. 2The decorative, the expressive and the primitive46
The decorative and the 'culte de la vie': Matisse and Fauvism46
The expression and the Expressionist62
Expression and the body67
Conclusion83
Ch. 2Realism and Ideology: An Introduction to Semiotics and Cubism87
Introduction87
Representation: language, signs, realism100
Art and semiotics104
Realism, ideology and the 'discursive' in Cubism135
Artistic subcultures: signs and meaning174
Conclusion178
Ch. 3Abstraction184
Abstraction, figuration and representation185
On interpretation212
Autonomy219
Kazimir Malevich228
Piet Mondrian250
Index265

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