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Painting in a world transformed : how modern art reflects our conflicting responses to science and change

Author: William H Libaw
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book shows how painting since the mid-1800s has reflected Western society's mixed feelings about the transformations in our world produced by science and technology. Neither a chronicle of the development of modern art nor a history of the modern era, it instead discusses how artists have represented feelings and ideas about the technological changes of modern times"--Provided by publisher.
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Libaw, William H., 1923-
Painting in a world transformed.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2005
(OCoLC)607748319
Named Person: Marcel Duchamp; Paul Gauguin; Damien Hirst; Edward Hopper; Jeff Koons; Mark Rothko; David Salle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Libaw
ISBN: 0786422114 9780786422111
OCLC Number: 60826457
Description: xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword : art and science in the fullness of life / Michael Shermer --
1. Soul or machine? --
2. What is art about? --
3. How science changed the subject --
4. The handwriting on the gallery wall : classical vs. romantic --
5. The line is drawn : Ingres vs. Delacroix --
6. The subject beneath the surface --
7. A new realism : Edouard Manet --
8. Mad haste with impressionism : Monet and Renoir --
9. The fragile moment : Berthe Morisot --
10. Women have real lives of their own : Edgar Degas --
11. Body and soul unreconciled : Vincent van Gogh --
12. Spirit and matter in Tahiti : Paul Gauguin --
13. An unearthly remoteness : Paul Cezanne --
14. The new subject meets the new object.
Responsibility: by William H. Libaw ; foreword by Michael Shermer.
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