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Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics
     

Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics

by Herschel B. Chipp, Joshua Charles Taylor, Peter Howard Selz
 

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ISBN-10: 0520052560

ISBN-13: 9780520052567

Pub. Date: 06/13/1984

Publisher: University of California Press


Herschel B. Chipp's Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics—some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few—and some less so: Trotsky and

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Herschel B. Chipp's Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics—some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few—and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520052567
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/13/1984
Series:
California Studies in the History of Art Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
372,375
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents


GENERAL INTRODUCTION

I. POST-IMPRESSIONISM: Individual Paths to Construction and Expression
Introduction: The Letters of Cézanne
Paul Cézanne: Excerpts from the Letters
Introduction: The Lettters of van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh: Excerpts from the Letters

II. SYMBOLISM AND OTHER SUBJECTIVIST TENDENCIES: Form and the Evocation of Feeling
Introduction: Gauguin and Other Subjectivists
Paul Gauguin: Synthetist Theories
Gauguin: On His Paintings
Gauguin: On Primitivism
Symbolist Theories

III. FAUVISM AND EXPRESSIONISM: The Creative Intuition
Introduction by Peter Selz
Fauvism
Expressionism

IV. CUBISM: Form as Expresssion
Introduction

V. FUTURISM: Dynamism as the Expression of the Modern World
Introductoin by Joshua C. Taylor

VI. NEOPLASTICISM AND CONSTRUCTIVISM: Abstract and Nonobjective Art
Introduction

VII. DADA, SURREALISM, AND SCUOLA METAFISICA: The Irrational and the Dream
Introduction: Dada and Surrealsism
Dada
Surrealism
Introduction: Scuola Metafisica by Joshua C. Taylor

VIII. ART AND POLITICS: The Artist and the Social Order
Introduction by Peter Selz

IX. CONTEMPORARY ART: The Autonomy of the Work of Art

Introduction: The Americans
Introduction: The Europeans
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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