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Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 : how a radical idea changed modern art

Author: Leah Dickerman; Matthew Affron; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Artbook/D.A.P., ©2012.
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In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists--Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia and Robert Delaunay--presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. It traces the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Dickerman; Matthew Affron; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9780870708282 0870708287 9780500239025 0500239029
OCLC Number: 794364488
Notes: "Organized by Leah Dickerman, Curator, with Masha Chlenova, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture"--Page 375.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 23, 2012-April 15, 2013"--Page 375.
Description: 376 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Inventing abstraction / Leah Dickerman --
Pablo Picasso : the Cadaqués experiment / Yve-Alain Bois --
Colors and games : music and abstraction, 1909 to 1912 / David Lang --
Vasily Kandinsky, without words / Leah Dickerman --
Mr. Kupka among verticals / Lanka Tattersall --
On the move / Hubert Damisch --
Abstraction chez Delaunay / Gordon Hughes --
Contrasts of colors, contrasts of words / Matthew Affron --
Léopold Survage's paper cinema / Jodi Hauptman --
With color / Rachael Z. Delue --
Francis Picabia : abstraction and sincerity / Michael R. Taylor --
Fernand Léger : metallic sensations / Matthew Affron --
Giacomo Balla : the most luminous abstraction / Ester Coen --
Parole in libertà / Jodi Hauptman --
Music, noise, and abstraction / Christoph Cox --
Vorticism : planetary abstraction / Matthew Gale --
Painting stripped bare / David Joselit --
Decoration and abstraction in Bloomsbury / Matthew Affron --
Against the circle / Rachael Z. Delue --
Early Russian abstraction, as such ; 0.10 / Masha Chlenova --
Piet Mondrian : toward the abolition of form / Yve-Alain Bois --
3 De Stijl models / Yve-Alain Bois --
The spatial object ; The language of revolution / Maria Gough --
Sense and non-sense / Hal Foster --
Danced abstraction : Rudolf von Laban / Mark Franko --
Danced abstraction : Mary Wigman / Mark Franko --
The color grid / Lanka Tattersall --
The abstract environment / Maria Gough --
Early abstraction in Poland / Jaroslaw Suchan --
White shadows : photograms around 1922 / Susan Laxton --
Rhythmus 21 and the genesis of filmic abstraction / Philippe-Alain Michaud --
The absolute film / Anton Kaes --
Concrete abstraction / Peter Galison --
Abstraction in 1936 : Barr's diagrams / Glenn D. Lowry --
Abstraction in 1936 : Cubism and abstract art at the Museum of Modern Art / Leah Dickerman.
Other Titles: How a radical idea changed modern art
Responsibility: [organized by] Leah Dickerman ; with contributions by Matthew Affron [and others].

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Explores the development of abstraction from the moment of its declaration around 1912 to its establishment as the foundation of avant-garde practice. This book brings together the influential works  Read more...

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