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The story of modern art.

Author: Sheldon Cheney
Publisher: New York : Viking Press [1958]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. mid-century edView all editions and formats
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A narrative account of the development of the art that is in mid-twentieth century called modern [i.e., from about 1791 to the 1950s].
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-1980.
Story of modern art.
New York, Viking Press [1958]
(OCoLC)904189991
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Cheney
ISBN: 0670674923 9780670674923
OCLC Number: 685440
Description: 723 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: End of an era: David and the classicists --
The challenge of the romantics -and Goya --
Three strange Englishmen --
Escape from Paris; Corot and the Barbizon brothers --
Daumier, a giant of modernism, lives and dies neglected --
Triumph of the realists of Paris --
A Parisian American arranges art musically, in England --
The impressionist interlude, and Renoir --
The genius of revolution: Cezanne --
First of the modern savages: Gauguin --
Van Gogh, the mad Dutchman --
Seurat, Degas, and the bohemians of Montmartre --
The school of Paris: Fauves and modern primitives --
The Germans and the Americans --
Art obscured among the 'isms --
Triumph and decline of the school of Paris --
Resurgence and eclipse in Germany; progress in England --
New life in the Americas: Mexico --
From "American scene" to abstract modern --
The new world of abstract art -and other worlds --
Appendix: Modern sculpture.

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A narrative account of the development of the art that is in mid-twentieth century called modern [i.e., from about 1791 to the 1950s].

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