Varieties of Modernism

Varieties of Modernism

by Paul Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102968

ISBN-13: 9780300102963

Pub. Date: 02/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book, the third in the Art of the Twentieth Century series, considers works of art produced in Europe and the United States between the 1930s and the 1960s. Arranged in four main parts, the abundantly illustrated book begins by examining aspects of the European avant-garde from the 1930s to the aftermath of the Second World War. The second part focuses on the…  See more details below

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This book, the third in the Art of the Twentieth Century series, considers works of art produced in Europe and the United States between the 1930s and the 1960s. Arranged in four main parts, the abundantly illustrated book begins by examining aspects of the European avant-garde from the 1930s to the aftermath of the Second World War. The second part focuses on the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the U.S., in particular the work of Jackson Pollock and important critics. Part three looks at "autonomous" high modernism of the early to mid-1960s and the contemporary, related modernist theorization of photography. The final part of the book addresses the reemergence in the 1950s and 1960s of the concerns of the 1920 avant-gardes operating in the so-called "gap between art and life."

Author Biography: Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102963
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Series:
Art of the Twentieth Century
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
579,950
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Art in Paris in the 1930s11
Ch. 2Surrealism's other side53
Ch. 3Realism and modernism75
Ch. 4Jackson Pollock117
Ch. 5Abstract expressionism and masculinity147
Ch. 6The critical terrain of 'high modernism'189
Ch. 7Minimalism's situation215
Ch. 8Vernacular modernism241
Ch. 9The 'neo-avant-grade'271
Ch. 10How New York queered the idea of modern art315
Ch. 11Warhol's 'factory' : painting and the mass-cultural spectator339
Ch. 12In search of a revolutionary consciousness : further adventures of the European avant-garde363

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