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The dilemma of being modern : essays on art and literature

Author: J P Hodin
Publisher: New York : Noonday Press, [1959]
Series: Noonday paperbacks, N154.
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Hodin, J.P. (Josef Paul).
Dilemma of being modern.
New York : Noonday Press, [1959]
(OCoLC)654475668
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J P Hodin
OCLC Number: 10361042
Description: 271 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part One: The voice of the pioneers --
1. Franz Kafka. Reflections on the problem of decadence --
2. Edvard Munch, the forerunner --
3. James Ensor on the ultimate questions of life --
4. Marc Chagall in search of the primary sources of inspiration --
Part Two: The Expressionists --
Style and periodicity; the psychological background of Expressionism; Edvard Munch; Oskar Kokoschka; the inner face of things; the outward face of things; sight or reasoning? Ernest Josephson and C. F. Hill: a study in schizophrenic art --
Appendix: a madonna motif in the work of Munch and Dali --
Part Three: The English --
1. Henry Moore --
2. Ben Nicholson, the Pythagorean --
3. Graham Sutherland. the English and the European aspects of his art --
4. Barbara Hepworth: the meaning of abstract art --
5. Bernard Leach and his thirty years in the service of ceramic art --
6. Contemporary English sculpture: recent trends and their origin --
Part Four: The metamorphosis of values --
1. Goethe's succession --
The dehumanization of life --
The guilt of philosophy --
The guilt of science --
2. The cultural psychology of Sigmund Freud --
Psychoanalysis then and now --
The panorama of psychoanalysis --
The mirror of our age --
3. Problems of living art criticism --
The true critic is the patroclus of art --
Quality in art and criticism --
And art moves forward... --
4. Herbert Read's philosophy of art --
Four generations of English art critics --
The ethics of art --
5. André Malraux and Goya --
Index.
Series Title: Noonday paperbacks, N154.
Responsibility: by J.P. Hodin.

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