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Contemporary art in the light of history

Author: Erwin Rosenthal; Lance Esplund; Deborah Rosenthal
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2013.
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Erwin Rosenthal's Contemporary Art in the Light of History, originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a prominent antiquarian bookseller, Rosenthal, who died in l981, was equally entranced by modern art, particularly abstraction. His three linked essays in this book-"Contemporary Art in the Light of History," "Art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rosenthal, Erwin, 1889-1981.
Contemporary art in the light of history.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2013]
(DLC) 2013012181
(OCoLC)816029731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erwin Rosenthal; Lance Esplund; Deborah Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781611459425 1611459427
OCLC Number: 854976404
Notes: Reprint of: Contemporary art in the light of history / Erwin Rosenthal. London : Lund Humphries ; New York : George Wittenborn, 1971.
Description: 1 online resource (110 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Dedication; I. Contemporary Art in the Light of History; II. Art and Technology; III. Art Theories and Manifestos Old and New; Notes; A Biographical Note; PLATES.
Responsibility: by Erwin Rosenthal ; introduction by Lance Esplund ; a biographical note by Julia Rosenthal.

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Erwin Rosenthal's Contemporary Art in the Light of History, originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a prominent antiquarian bookseller, Rosenthal, who died in l981, was equally entranced by modern art, particularly abstraction. His three linked essays in this book-"Contemporary Art in the Light of History," "Art and Technology," and "Art Theories and Manifestos, Old and New"--Set out a path to understanding modern art through its affinities with the art of the past. Ros.

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