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Art of the 20th century

Author: Karl Ruhrberg; Ingo F Walther
Publisher: Köln ; New York : Taschen, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the various styles and movements of twentieth-century art, covering painting, sculpture, and related artifacts, as well as new media, and photography; discusses the interrelations between the disciplines; and includes color and black-and-white illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Art of the 20th century.
Köln ; New York : Taschen, ©1998
(OCoLC)606999475
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Ruhrberg; Ingo F Walther
ISBN: 3822885762 9783822885765
OCLC Number: 195088312
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 2 volumes (840 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: V. 1. Painting / by Karl Ruhrberg --
v. 2. Sculpture / by Manfred Schneckenburger --
New media / by Christiane Fricke --
Photography / by Klaus Honnef. Vol. 1. Painting / by Karl Ruhrberg : Prologue to modernism --
The world as symbol --
The break with history --
Expression and form --
Classicism and imagination --
The end of illusion --
Revolt and poetry --
Abstraction and reality --
The face of the century --
Between revolt and acceptance --
The Paris-New York shift --
Painting as a mind-game --
Beyond utopia --
At this writing. Vol. 2. Sculpture / by Manfred Schneckenburger : Metamorphoses of modern sculpture --
Between tradition and modernity --
Abstraction and Cubism's sound shift --
Constructing the world --
From readymade to surrealist object --
New materials: iron and steel --
Biomorphic sculptures: a vitalistic counterposition --
Post-war positions: the existential and the abstract --
Kinetic expansion --
The direct language of reality --
American and European minimalists --
Post-minimal: sensual intensity and the expansion of art --
The delta of the contemporary --
New media: non-traditional forms of artistic expression / by Christiane Fricke : Activation of the senses --
Intermedia: Happenings, actions and Fluxus --
At the interface of art and the media industry --
Video-software: hardware and performance --
The seventies: a reservoir of ideas --
The eighties: "We're switching over!" --
The nineties: interaction in virtual space --
Photography / by Klaus Honnef : Photography between art and consumerism --
Art from a machine: "new seeing" --
The material world in focus: "Neue Sachlichkeit" --
A meaningful relationship: fashion and photography --
War: the father of all photographs --
The challenge from television --
The conquest of art and the loss of character --
Lexicon of artists / by Ingo F. Walther.
Other Titles: Art of the twentieth century
Responsibility: [Karl] Ruhrberg, [Manfred] Schneckenburger, [Christiane] Fricke, [Klaus] Honnef ; edited by Ingo F. Walther.
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A comprehensive monograph of the full range of 20th-century art, this text fetures detailed analysis of fine art, sculpture and installation, new media and photography. Over 299 quotations from  Read more...

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