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Author : Sam Phillips
ISBN : 1408171783
Genre : Art movements
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This is a handy guide to the art 'isms' of the modern day. From Impressionism and the birth of modern art to street art and Internationalism of the 21st century, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped modern art history. For each ism, there is a clear definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works from the movement, as well as references to other isms that the reader might be interested in. This book is a must for anyone with an interest in modern art - whether occasional visitors to galleries, students of art or more knowledgeable art connoisseurs.
Category: Art movements

Understanding Modern Art

Author : Morris Davidson
ISBN : UIUC:30112117747235
Genre : Art criticism
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Understanding Modern Art

Author : David R Beasley
ISBN : 9780915317103
Genre : Art
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150 p., 154 illus. 74 in color, Soft cover. ISBN 0-915317-10-9 $10 “This eminently readable, vivid account of the American artist, Clay Edgar Spohn (1898-1977) provides numerous revelations about modern art, isms, and art institutions.... By 1948 Abstract Expressionism became a recognized "School" and Marcel Duchamp's anti-art was being transcended by Spohn's Assemblage-art, and ‘Discovered Objects.’... This portrait mirrors again the fate of artists who "follow their own direction" without compromise to the establishment of the day or the market, and present a challenge to contemporary society,” Maria Maryniak. “... Spohn’s, The Ballet of the Elements (front cover). San Francisco art critic Tom Albright described this painting exhibited with the best works of West Coast painters, “...with its stripe-like allusions to landscape under a ‘sky’ of fluid, shorthand squiggles, is altogether unique in this context (i.e. the projection still of the fervor, the desperation, the iconoclasm and ethical commitment etc. that went into them) and perhaps for that reason stands out as the exhibition’s most monumental single masterpiece."
Category: Art

Modern Art

Author : Pam Meecham
ISBN : 9781317972464
Genre : Art
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Revised and restructured, this second edition of Modern Art traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements, and the theories that influenced and attempted to explain them. Its radical approach foregoes the chronological approach to art movements in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. The editors investigate the main developments in art interpretation and draw examples from a wide range of genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. This second edition has been fully updated to include many more examples of recent art practice, as well as an expanded glossary and comprehensive marginal notes providing definitions of key terms. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of visual examples, Modern Art is the essential textbook for students of art history.
Category: Art

Understanding Modern Art

Author : Jakob Zaaiman
ISBN : 9798666230626
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Modern and contemporary art explained: written for everyone, but also suitable as a student textbook (college or university) in art theory.This book is intended to be a simple & easy-to-read guide to everything you need to know about understanding & appreciating MODERN CONTEMPORARY ARTIt will set out in the clearest of terms the principles of modern contemporary art, so that you can properly evaluate and enjoy contemporary artworks on their own terms. Anyone with an interest in any of the arts can read this book: you do not need to have an advanced education, or specialist training. We will also provide you with a very solid & practical knowledge that you can straightaway apply to each & every encounter you have with modern contemporary art - whatever the occasion & whatever the artform

Learning To Look At Modern Art

Author : Mary Acton
ISBN : 0415238129
Genre : Art
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This companion text to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings addresses some of the questions commonly asked about modern art, covering key movements of the modern and postmodern periods in an illustrated volume.
Category: Art

What Is Painting

Author : Julian Bell
ISBN : 0500239738
Genre : Painting
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Julian Bell's incisive, fully updated study of modern art and the nature of painting, which daringly tries to explain it
Category: Painting

Understanding Modern Art

Author : Leo Katz
ISBN : 1258279231
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A Course In Three Divisions. Division 1, Basic Trends; Division 2, Creative Thinkers; Division 3, Understanding Modern Art.

How To Read A Modern Painting

Author : Jon Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015067649445
Genre : Art
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Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating for the casual observer to comprehend. In this accessible, practical guide, author and instructor Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting's meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing through the 1980s avant-garde, artists including Bonnard, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Warhol, and Whistler are featured. Thompson describes each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides insightful biographical information. A natural companion to Abrams' How to Read a Painting, this book is a vibrant, informative trip through one of art history's most compelling periods. Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating for the casual observer to comprehend. In this accessible, practical guide, author and instructor Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting's meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing through the 1980s avant-garde, artists including Bonnard, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Warhol, and Whistler are featured. Thompson describes each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides insightful biographical information. A natural companion to Abrams' How to Read a Painting, this book is a vibrant, informative trip through one of art history's most compelling periods.
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Meaning Of Modern Art

Author : Karsten Harries
ISBN : 0810105934
Genre : Art
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Originally published in 1968, Karsten Harries's classic work provides a philosophical understanding of how modern art differs fundamentally from the art of earlier periods.
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Why A Painting Is Like A Pizza

Author : Nancy G. Heller
ISBN : 9780691207308
Genre : Art
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The first time she made a pizza from scratch, art historian Nancy Heller made the observation that led her to write this entertaining guide to contemporary art. Comparing modern art not only to pizzas but also to traditional and children's art, Heller shows us how we can refine analytical tools we already possess to understand and enjoy even the most unfamiliar paintings and sculptures. How is a painting like a pizza? Both depend on visual balance for much of their overall appeal and, though both can be judged by a set of established standards, pizzas and paintings must ultimately be evaluated in terms of individual taste. By using such commonsense examples and making unexpected connections, this book helps even the most skeptical viewers feel comfortable around contemporary art and see aspects of it they would otherwise miss. Heller discusses how nontraditional works of art are made--and thus how to talk about their composition and formal elements. She also considers why such art is made and what it "means." At the same time, Heller reassures those of us who have felt uncomfortable around avant-garde art that we don't have to like all--or even any--of it. Yet, if we can relax, we can use the aesthetic awareness developed in everyday life to analyze almost any painting, sculpture, or installation. Heller also gives concise answers to the eight questions she is most frequently asked about contemporary art--from how to tell when an abstract painting is right side up to which works of art belong in a museum. This book is for anyone who agrees with art critic Clement Greenberg that "All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." It's also for anyone who disagrees. It is for anyone who wants to get more out of a museum or gallery visit and would like to be able to say something more than just "yes" or "no" when asked if they like an artist's work.
Category: Art

Modern Painting And Sculpture

Author : The Museum of Modern Art. MoMA (New York, N.Y.).
ISBN : UOM:39076002431307
Genre : Art
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The Museum of Modern Art in NewYork, founded in 1929, has helped to bring the history of modern art to vivid life through its unparalleled collection of late-19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture. A veritable who's who of modern art is represented in the Museum's collection: Paul Cézanne,Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Oskar Schlemmer, Constantin Brancusi, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, AndyWarhol, Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, to name but a few. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the Museum's painting and sculpture collection through more than 300 colour illustrations and texts drawn from the Museum's archives and publications. These lively, diverse, and often surprising interpretations of a work of art, sometimes from the artist themselves, both enrich and expand the literature on the history of modern art. Accompanying these texts is an introduction by John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus at the Museum, which offers a personal account of the collection's history and its installations.
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Modern Art And The Idea Of The Mediterranean

Author : Vojtěch Jirat-Wasiutyński
ISBN : 9780802091703
Genre : Art
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The Mediterranean is an invented cultural space, on the frontier between North and South, West and East. Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean examines the representation of this region in the visual arts since the late eighteenth century, placing the 'idea of the Mediterranean' - a cultural construct rather than a physical reality - at the centre of our understanding of modern visual culture. This collection of essays features an international group of scholars who examine competing visions of the Mediterranean in terms of modernity and cultural identity, questioning and illuminating both European and non-European representations. An introductory essay frames the analysis in terms of a new spatial paradigm of the Mediterranean as a geographic, historical, and cultural region that emerged in the late eighteenth century, as France and Britain colonized the surrounding territories. Essays are grouped around three vital themes: visualization of the space of the new Mediterranean; varied uses of the classical paradigm; and issues of identity and resistance in an age of modernity and colonialism. Drawing on recent geographical, historical, cultural and anthropological studies, contributors address the visual representation of identity in both the European and the 'Oriental,' the colonial and post-colonial Mediterranean.
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Investigating Modern Art

Author : Liz Dawtrey
ISBN : 0300067976
Genre : Art
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Modern art sometimes seems difficult - or even impossible - to understand. In this appealing book, modern art becomes accessible through clear and informative discussions about modern artists, art movements, and art works. Charting the development of modern art from the nineteenth century through the present day, each chapter focuses on particular artists and works of art, placing them in their artistic contexts and discussing them from a variety of viewpoints. Issues of gender and ethnicity, criticisms of the accepted canon of modern art, and important social and political influences on the institutions of art are woven into the discussion of key artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Pollock, and Warhol and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Impressionism, and Minimal Art.
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Moma Highlights

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ISBN : 1633451003
Genre : Art
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This newly revised deluxe edition of MoMA Highlights celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Museum MoMA Highlights presents a chronological overview of some of the most significant modern and contemporary artworks through superb high-resolution images and short texts by MoMA curators. MoMA Highlights interweaves works from each of the Museum's curatorial departments - painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, film, and media and performance art - to provide a look at one of the premiere art collections in the world. This anniversary book is almost 50% larger than the standard edition.
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Frameworks For Modern Art

Author : Jason Gaiger
ISBN : 0300102283
Genre : Design
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Introducing and exploring a range of contemporary issues and debates about art and its place in the wider culture, this is the first of four volumes in the Open University series 'Art of the Twentieth Century'.
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Visions Of Modern Art

Author : Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : UOM:39015048090719
Genre : Art
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Nicole Alexander's new bestseller is a sweeping rural saga spanning two generations. In 1923 nineteen-year-old Jack Manning watches the construction of the mighty Harbour Bridge and dreams of being more than just a grocer's son. So when he's offered the chance to manage Absolution Creek, a sheep property 800 miles from Sydney, he seizes the opportunity. But outback life is tough, particularly if you're young, inexperienced and have only a few textbooks to guide you. Then a thirteen-year-old girl, Squib Hamilton, quite literally washes up on his doorstep - setting in motion a devastating chain of events... Forty years later and Cora Hamilton is waging a constant battle to keep Absolution Creek in business. She's ostracized by the local community and hindered by her inability to move on from the terrible events of her past, which haunt her both physically and emotionally. Only one man knows what really happened in 1923. A dying man who is riding towards Absolution Creek, seeking his own salvation... From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies even death.
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Art In Our Time

Author : Harriet Schoenholz Bee
ISBN : 0870700014
Genre : Art
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In the late 1920s, conservative policies were the norm among traditional museums--that is, until three progressive patrons of the arts decided to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art. When The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1929, its first director, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., dedicated it to helping people understand and enjoy the new visual arts of the time; his hope was that this new institution would offer New York "perhaps the greatest museum of modern art in the world." The public responded with enthusiasm--and has continued to do so over the history of the Museum's extraordinary development. Published on the occasion of the Museum's 75th birthday and the opening of its new building, "Art in Our Time: A History of The Museum of Modern Art is a picture book of historical photographs and archival documents, many of which have never before been published. Included are images of the various Museum buildings and gardens, from its original home in the Heckscher Building on 57th Street, to its present location in Yoshio Taniguchi's complex on 53rd Street; major exhibitions and important events at the Museum; and photographs of curatorial staff and Museum officials whose discerning policies helped shape our understanding of modern art. Documents include excerpts from letters, invitations, and other archival materials that tell the story of The Museum of Modern Art from its beginnings to the present.
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