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, Peter Selz
     
 


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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle - Alfred Frankenstein

"The richest, most thorough and authoritative anthology of theoretical source materials on painting and sculpture since Cezanne which has so far appeared."
Art Education

"Once in a great while one discovers a book that is unusual in approach, scope, and content. This is such a book . . . From the words of the artists, . . . one gets an insight concerning their art, a feeling of knowing the artists, and an awareness of their humanness -- added dimensions that make viewing their art work even more meaningful. . . . This book is a significant contribution and is an important source for anyone interested in or involved with modern art."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520014503
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/01/1977
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Herschel B. Chipp is Professor of Art History at the University of California in Berkeley and the author of Theories of Modern Art.

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