An Outline History Of Polish 20th Century Art And Architecture

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Art Nouveau And The Classical Tradition

Author : Richard Warren
ISBN : 9781474298575
Genre : Art
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Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns – sexuality, death and the nature of art – its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on Classicism in their quest for new forms. Across Europe and North America, artists continued to turn back to the ancient world, and in particular to Greece, for the vitality with which they sought to infuse their creations. The works of many well-known artists are considered through this prism, including those of Gustav Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley and Louis Comfort Tiffany. But, breaking new ground in its comparative approach, this study also considers some of the movement's less well-known painters, sculptors, jewellers and architects, including in central and eastern Europe, and their use of classical iconography to express new ideas of nationhood. Across the world, while Art Nouveau was a plural style drawing on multiple influences, the Classics remained a key artistic vocabulary for its artists, whether blended with Orientalist and other iconographies, or preserving the purity of classical form.
Category: Art

Centropa

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019560264
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

When Buildings Speak

Author : Anthony Alofsin
ISBN : 9780226015071
Genre : Architecture
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The canonical inventors of International Style have long dominated studies of modern European architecture. But in this text, Anthony Alofsin broadens this scope by exploring the rich yet overlooked architecture of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.
Category: Architecture

Symbolism

Author : Michael Gibson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019192983
Genre : Art
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"To clothe the idea in perceptible form" proposed the poet Jean Moteas in his 1886 Manifesto of Symbolism. It was in France and Belgium, the cradles of literary Symbolism, that Symbolist painting was born. It plunged headlong into the cultural space opened up by the poetry of Baudelaire and Mallarme and by the operas of Wagner. Symbolist painters sought not to represent appearances but to express "the idea", and the imaginary therefore plays an important part in their work. "Dream", was their credo; they execrated, with a fanatical hatred, impressionism, realism, naturalism, and the scientistic. The main principle of Symbolism, that of "correspondences", was to attain harmony between all the different arts, or even to realise the total work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) that Wagner had dreamt of creating.
Category: Art

Arthur Szyk

Author : Joseph P. Ansell
ISBN : UOM:39015059237191
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Best known among Jews for his illustrated Haggadah, Arthur Szyk was also a political artist whose work went beyond a narrow definition of the Jewish cause. In the early twentieth century he worked tirelessly to strengthen the Jews' position in Poland; later, in the United States, he put his art at the service of the war effort, and then on behalf of the Zionist cause. A singular contribution to the history of Polish-Jewish relations and of Jewish art.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Slavic Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122364255
Genre : Europe
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Category: Europe

Historical Dictionary Of Poland

Author : George Sanford
ISBN : UOM:49015002935550
Genre : History
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The Historical Dictionary of Poland, Second Edition, strikes a judicious balance in covering past and contemporary figures in Poland's history, as well as its richly-textured political, social, and cultural dimensions. Revised and updated to include more than 150 new entries, this second edition now brings readers up to date on the many events that have taken place since the publication of the first edition.
Category: History

Tamara De Lempicka

Author : Laura P. Claridge
ISBN : UOM:39015047848273
Genre : Art
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Traces the life of the Russian painter who had to flee Bolshevik Russia and was notorious for her many affairs, and discusses the arguments over her merits as an artist
Category: Art