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Inverted utopias : avant-garde art in Latin America

Author: Mari Carmen Ramírez; Héctor Olea; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2004.
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"In the twentieth-century, avant-garde artists from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean created extraordinary and highly innovative paintings, sculptures, assemblages, mixed-media works, and installations. This book presents more than 250 works by some seventy of these artists (including Gego, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Xui Solar, and Jose Clemente Orozco) and artists' groups, along with interpretive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Carmen Ramírez; Héctor Olea; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 0300102690 9780300102697 0890901244 9780890901243
OCLC Number: 53099013
Notes: "In association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston."
Description: xvii, 586 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: THE CHANGING CONSTELLATIONS --
A highly topical Utopia: some outstanding features of the Avant-Garde in Latin America / Mari Carmen Ramírez --
UNIVERSAL AND VERNACULAR --
Anthropophagic Utopia: barbarian metaphysics / Benedito Nunes --
Xul's innermost experience: the verbivocovisual presentiment / Héctor Olea --
Inversions: the school of the south / Mari Carmen Ramíez --
PLAY AND GRIEF --
Of terrorism in the arts / Ángel Rama --
Posh art and post-historic art: Argentina (1957-1965) / Marcelo Pacheco --
The anti-aesthetics of an art of chaos / Héctor Olea --
Furniture as frame / Marta Traba --
PROGRESSION AND RUPTURE --
Vital structures: the constructive nexus in South America / Mari Carmen Ramírez --
The ruptura Group and Concrete art / Ana Maria Belluzzo --
VIBRATIONAL AND STATIONARY --
The vertical screen / Olivier Debroise --
Neither here nor there / Ariel Jiménez --
Gego and the analytic context of Cinetismo / Luis Pérez Oramas --
TOUCH AND GAZE --
Julio Le Parc, promoter of technological art / Saúl Yurkiévich --
The hand and the glove / Paulo Herkenhoff --
To return earth unot the earth: a paradox of containment / Guy Brett --
CRYPTIC AND COMMITTED --
On the subject of Waldemar Cordeiro's popcretos / Max Bense --
The critical painting of José Balmes / Justo Pastor Mellado --
León Ferrari: from the drawing of texts to the texture of poetry / Méctor Olea --
Tactics for thriving on adversity: conceptualism in Latin America, 1960-80 / Mari Carmen Ramírez --
DOCUMENTS --
Versions, inversions, subversions: the artist as theoretician / Héctor Olea.
Other Titles: Heterotopias.
Avant-garde art in Latin America
Responsibility: Mari Carmen Ramírez, Héctor Olea.
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[This] ample catalog . . . is packed with writings and manifestoes of the Latin avant-garde that have never before been translated into English. Lyle Rexer, New York Times"

 
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