Writing on the Wall: Word and Image in Modern Art / Edition 1

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Overview

This study explores the strange, unsettling and often humorous results when words escape their traditional confines and inhabit artworks. It traces the growing bond between word and image in art, explaining how artists since the late nineteenth century have harnessed the resulting tension to form identities, challenge authority and make sense of a world in constant change. Arranged by significant movements from the impressionists to the present day. Writing on the Wall also reveals how artists have responded to an environment increasingly saturated with words, and how the mass media have adopted and adapted artistic devices in lypography, propaganda and advertising.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520241534
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/6/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Simon Morley is an artist, curator and lecturer. After studying at Oxford University he lived and trained as an artist in Italy, the United States, and finally at Goldsmiths College, London. He teaches at the Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, and has exhibited his work internationally.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Words and Pictures
Grand Bazar Universal: Impressionist Words
Merahi metua no Teha'amana:Symbolist Words
Au Bon Marché: Cubist Words
Parole-in-Libertà: Futurist Words
L.H.O.O.Q Dada Words
Futura: Constructivist Words
L'Alphabet des rêves: Surrealist Words
Words and Power
Writing Degree Zero: Post-War Words
Intermedia: Neo-Dada words
Coca-Cola: Pop Words
Art As Idea As Idea: Conceptual Words I
A Heap of Language: Conceptual Words II
The Prison-House of Language: Postmodern Words
Creolization: Millennial Words
Epiloque: Hypertext and Future Words

Notes
Select Bibliography
List of Illustrations

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