History of Modern Art

by H. H. Arnason,Elizabeth C. Mansfield

Since it first appeared in 1968, History of Modern Art has emphasized the unique formal properties of artworks, and the book has long been recognized for the acuity of its visual analysis.

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History of Modern Art

by H. Harvard Arnason,Elizabeth Mansfield

Long considered the survey of modern art, this engrossing and liberally illustrated text traces the development of trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Retaining its comprehensive nature and chronological approach, it now comes thoroughly reworked by Elizabeth Mansfield, an experienced art historian and writer, with refreshing new analyses, a considerably expanded picture program, and a more absorbing and unified narrative.

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A History of Modern Art

by H. Harvard Arnason,Marla Prather,Daniel Wheeler

Completely revised, this book has been expanded to cover the important developments in recent art, architecture and photography. There is an increased focus on all modern art media, including photography, performance art, installation art, collaboration, video and mixed-media works.

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History of Modern Art  Reprint

by H. Harvard Arnason,Marla F. Prather

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A Social History of Modern Art  Volume 2

by Albert Boime

In this second volume, Albert Boime continues his work on the social history of Western art in the Modern epoch. This volume offers a major critique and revisionist interpretation of Western European culture, history, and society from Napoleon's seizure of power to 1815. Boime argues that Napoleon manipulated the production of images, as well as information generally, in order to maintain his political hegemony. He examines the works of French painters such as Jacques-Louis David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, to

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Artificial Darkness

by Noam M. Elcott

Darkness has a history and a uniquely modern form. Distinct from night, shadows, and artificial light, “artificial darkness” has been overlooked—until now. In fact, controlled darkness was essential to the rise of photography and cinema, science and spectacle, and a century of advanced art and film. Artificial Darkness is the first book to historicize and theorize this phenomenon and map its applications across a range of media and art forms. In exploring how artificial darkness shaped modern art, film,

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Modern Art

by Hans Werner Holzwarth

Over 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and conceptual pieces trace the story of modern art's innovation and adventure. With explanatory texts for each work, and essays introducing each of the major modern movements, this is an authoritative overview of the ideas and the artworks that shook up standards, assaulted the establishment, and...

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100 Years  100 Artworks

by Agnes Berecz

This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant art works--one per year--of the past 100 years. Starting with Marcel Duchamp's 1919 whimsical, brilliant L.H.O.O.Q., this compendium offers a year-by-year tour of iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and performance pieces from all over the world. The works are carefully selected to showcase a diverse range of artists. Read from cover to cover, this volume offers an evocative summary of

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Modern Art And Modernism

by Francis Frascina

Modern Art and Modernism offers firsthand material for the study of issues central to the development of modern art, its theory, and criticism. The history of modern art is not simply a history of works of art, it is also a history of ideas interpretations. The works of critics and theorists have not merely been influential in deciding how modern art is to be seen and understood, they have also influenced the course it has taken. The nature of modern

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History of Modern Art

by H. Harvard Arnason

Expressionism - 20th century architecture - Cubism - Sculpture - Dada - Surrealism - Otto Dix - Max Beckmann - George Grosz- Fauvism - Fauves - Daumier - Ingres - Rouault (Roualt) - David - Robert Delaunay_____________

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What was Contemporary Art

by Richard Meyer

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the 1930s that put contemporary art in dialogue with premodern works ranging from prehistoric cave pictures to Italian Renaissance paintings. Meyer also treats the controversy that arose in 1948 over the decision by Boston's Institute of Modern Art to change its name

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After Modern Art 1945 2000

by David Hopkins

Following a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements of modern art, giving careful attention to the artists' political and cultural worlds. Styles include Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art. 65 color illustrations. 65 halftones.

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Primitivism in Modern Art

by Robert Goldwater

This now classic study maps the profound effect of primitive art on modern, as well as the primitivizing strain in modern art itself. Robert Goldwater describes how and why works by primitive artists attracted modern painters and sculptors, and he delineates the differences between what is truly primitive or archaic and what intentionally embodies such elements. His analysis distinguishes the romanticism of Gauguin; an emotional primitivism exemplified by the Brücke and Blaue Reiter groups in Germany; the intellectual primitivism

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Jewish Identity in Modern Art History

by Catherine M. Soussloff

The book asks all the right questions about society, culture, religion and art.

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Provenance

by Laney Salisbury,Aly Sujo

A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history. Investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices. Chief among those was the struggling artist John

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Origins of Modern Art

by Rosalind Ormiston,Flame Flame Tree

The roots of Modern Art can be seen in the wild paintings of Turner, but it took the Impressionists and the Pre-Raphaelites to break the classical mode until the final blows were dealt by Kandinsky, Klee and Picasso. Once unleashed modernism fragmented into many different forms, each of which are explored in this powerful, illustrated new book.

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