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Blast to freeze : British art in the 20th century

Author: Henry Meyric Hughes; Gijs van Tuyl; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.; Abattoirs (Museum complex); et al
Publisher: Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Hatje Cantz ; New York : D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers [distributor in the U.S.], ©2002.
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With works from 100 artists, this publication traces the art movements of an entire century. As early as 1914, a group of young artists blended influences from French Cubism and Italian Futurism into an independent British Modernism, and this text traces British art through the century.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Blast to freeze.
Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Hatje Cantz ; New York : D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers [distributor in the U.S.], c2002
(OCoLC)606934672
Online version:
Blast to freeze.
Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Hatje Cantz ; New York : D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers [distributor in the U.S.], c2002
(OCoLC)608387409
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Meyric Hughes; Gijs van Tuyl; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.; Abattoirs (Museum complex); et al
ISBN: 3775712488 9783775712484
OCLC Number: 50738703
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Blast to Freeze, Britische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert," Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 14 September 2002 - 19 January 2003, and "Blast to Freeze, British Art in the 20th Century, " Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 24 February - 11 May 2003.
Description: 359 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 x 25 cm.
Contents: THE SHORT CENTURY --
Fog in the channel: the British dialogue with modernism / Robert Hewison --
1910-20: VORTICISM, FIRST WORLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH --
Blast, armageddon and aftermath / Richard Cork --
1920-40: PRIMITIVISM, ABSTRACTION AND SURREALISM --
Direct carving and the notion of a "modern British sculpture." International or insular? Modern or traditional? / Penelope Curtis --
Going modern and being British: the challenge of the 1930s / Jeremy Lewison --
1940-50: SECOND WORLD WAR, ISOLATION AND EXISTENTIAL CONCERNS --
Apokalyptic visions: British art in the 1940s and 1950s / David Alan Mellor --
1950-60: BRAVE NEW WORLDS, ABSTRACTION AND THE AESTHETICS OF PLENTY --
"We are the masters now": modernism and reconstruction in post-war Britain / Christopher Stephens --
Forbidden conversations: the independent group, modernism, urban reality and American mass culture / Anne Massey --
1960-65: POP, OP AND HARD EDGE --
Open situations: British abstraction in the 1960s / Tim Marlow --
Pop Art / Marco Livingstone --
1965-80: COUNTERCULTURE AND THE "NEW ART" --
Everything: a view on a developing counterculture in the mid 1960s in London / Andrew Wilson --
Crisis of modernism / Charles Harrison --
Artists' film in Britain: six moments / David Curtis --
British performance: an incorrect view / Anthony Howell --
1980-90: PAINTING, OBJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS --
Persistence of painting: contexts for British figurative painting, 1975-90 / James Hyman --
"New British sculpture" of the 1980s / Andrew Causey --
Freeze and its aftermath / Richard Shone --
GENERAL THEMES --
British art schools and the influence of art education in the twentieth century / Nick de Ville --
"Strange patronage": promoting twentieth century British art / Margaret Garlake --
Role of the critic / Norbert Lynton.
Responsibility: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg ; [general editors, Henry Meyric Hughes, Gijs van Tuyl ; translation: Ingrid Nina Bell ... et al.].

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With works from 100 artists, this publication traces the art movements of an entire century. As early as 1914, a group of young artists blended influences from French Cubism and Italian Futurism into an independent British Modernism, and this text traces British art through the century.

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