The Avant Garde A Very Short Introduction


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The Avant Garde A Very Short Introduction

The Avant Garde A Very Short Introduction Author by : David Cottington
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-01-31
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199582730
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Total Download : 321

For over a hundred years 'the avant-garde' has been the most influential concept in modern art; its impact on the history of modern culture has been profound. In this Very Short Introduction, David Cottington explores why the avant-garde carries so much authority, and places it within the context of western modernity and capitalist culture.
Category: Art

Modern Art A Very Short Introduction

Modern Art A Very Short Introduction Author by : David Cottington
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-02-24
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780192803641
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Total Download : 927

Through an investigation of the history of modern art, the contemporary relevance of this pivotal artistic movement is explained. Concise and accessible, Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction interrogates the ideas of modern art. It questions the notions of what qualifies as 'modern', and explores the ways in which modern art relates to contemporary and postmodern movements. Provocative and engaging, Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction is an ideal guide for gallery goers, students, and all those either interested in, or confused by, the idea of modern art.
Category: Art

Modernism A Very Short Introduction

Modernism A Very Short Introduction Author by : Christopher Butler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-07-29
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191613487
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Total Download : 626

Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Butler considers several aspects of modernism including some modernist wo
Category: Art

Dada And Surrealism A Very Short Introduction

Dada And Surrealism A Very Short Introduction Author by : David Hopkins
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-04-08
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191577697
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Total Download : 595

The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Dali?), the idea of the 'readymade', attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities of Zuri
Category: Art
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