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Author: Fernand Léger
Publisher: New York, Viking Press [1973]
Series: Documents of 20th century art.
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Essays, written between 1920 and 1953, by an influential, modern painter on the purpose of art in modern life.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955.
Functions of painting.
New York, Viking Press [1973]
(OCoLC)557846489
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernand Léger
ISBN: 0670332216 9780670332212 0670019453 9780670019458
OCLC Number: 606885
Notes: Translation of Fonctions de la peinture.
Description: xxxiv, 221 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Contents: Publishers' note --
Preface / George L. K. Morris --
Introduction / Edward F. Fry --
Chronology --
The origins of painting and its representational value (1913) --
Contemporary achievements in painting (1914) --
A critical essay on the plastic quality of Abel Gance's film The Wheel (1922) --
Notes on contemporary plastic life (1923) --
Notes on the mechanical element (1923) --
The spectacle : light, color, moving image, object-spectacle (1924) --
Ballet Mécanique (c. 1924) --
The machine aesthetic : the manufactured object, the artisan, and the artist (1924) --
The machine aesthetic : geometric order and truth (1925) --
The ballet-spectacle, the object-spectacle (1925) --
Popular dance halls (1925) --
The street : objects, spectacles (1928) --
Abstract art (1931) --
New York (1931) --
The wall, the architect, the painter (1933) --
Speaking of cinema (1933) --
The new realism (1935) --
The new realism goes on (1937) --
Color in the world (1938) --
The human body considered as an object (1945) --
The painter's eye (1946) --
Art and the people (1946) --
Modern architecture and color (1946) --
How I conceive of the figure (1949) --
A new space in architecture (1949) --
Mural painting and easel painting (1950) --
The problem of freedom in art (1950) --
Modern painting (1950) --
The circus (1950) --
Mural painting (1952) --
New conceptions of space (1952) --
Color in architecture (1954) --
The Spartakiades (1960) --
A bibliographical guide to Léger / Bernard Karpel.
Series Title: Documents of 20th century art.
Other Titles: Fonctions de la peinture.
Responsibility: by Fernand Léger. Translated by Alexandra Anderson. Edited and introduced by Edward F. Fry. With a pref. by George L.K. Morris.

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Essays, written between 1920 and 1953, by an influential, modern painter on the purpose of art in modern life.

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