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Art of the avant-gardes

Author: Steve Edwards; Paul Wood; Open University.
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press in association with the Open University, 2004.
Series: Art of the 20th century (Yale University Press), bk. 2.
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Discussing the development of modern art in the first third of the 20th century, this volume opens with an essay that introduces the main themes of art in the period and summarizes the political context in which it developed.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Edwards; Paul Wood; Open University.
ISBN: 0300101414 9780300101416 0300102305 9780300102307
OCLC Number: 52946857
Notes: "This publication forms part of an Open University course AA318 Art of the twentieth century"--T.p. verso.
Description: 462 p. : ill. (some col.), map, ports. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Expressionism and the crisis of subjectivity / Jason Gaiger --
Gender and the fauves : flirting with 'wild beasts' / Gill Perry --
Orientalism, modernism and indigenous identity / Roger Benjamin --
Bonnard and Matisse : expression and emotion / Charles Harrison --
Approaches to Cubism / Jason Gaiger --
Dusty mannequins : modern art and primitivism / Niru Ratnam --
Cubist collage / Steve Edwards --
The idea of an abstract art / Paul Wood --
'English' abstraction : Nicholson, Hepworth and Moore in the 1930s / Emma Barker --
Art, love and social emancipation : on the concept 'avant-garde' and the interwar avant-gardes / Gail Day --
Narrating the Dada game plan / Martin Gaughan --
Soviet constructivism / Christina Lodder --
'Profane illumination' : photography and photomontage in the USSR and Germany / Steve Edwards --
Surrealism 1924-1929 / Fionna Barber.
Series Title: Art of the 20th century (Yale University Press), bk. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Edwards and Paul Wood.

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Discussing the development of modern art in the first third of the 20th century, this volume opens with an essay that introduces the main themes of art in the period and summarizes the political context in which it developed.

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