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Essential modernism

Author: Philip Brookman; Paul Greenhalgh; Sarah Michele Newman; Corcoran Gallery of Art.; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Corcoran Gallery of Art, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Never before have the conditions of life changed so swiftly and enormously as they have changed for mankind in the last fifty years. We have been carried along ... [and] we are only now beginning to realize the force and strength of the storm of change that has come upon us."" "When British visionary author H.G. Wells wrote this passage in 1933 he knew he was living in a time of absolute transformation. Essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brookman, Philip.
Essential modernism.
Washington, D.C. : Corcoran Gallery of Art, ©2007
(OCoLC)609321018
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Brookman; Paul Greenhalgh; Sarah Michele Newman; Corcoran Gallery of Art.; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 0886750792 9780886750794
OCLC Number: 122426765
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's presentation of the exhibition Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939, March 17-July 29, 2007. Exhibition originally conceived by and first shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2006"--Page [iv].
"Produced by V & A Publications ... in association with Corcoran Gallery of Art."--Page [iv].
Description: vii, 88 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: The modern world --
Utopia --
The modern movements and the modern look --
The international style --
The modern photograph and film --
A total art : modernism in art and life --
America --
The end of modernism?
Responsibility: Philip Brookman, Paul Greenhalgh, Sarah Newman.
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""Never before have the conditions of life changed so swiftly and enormously as they have changed for mankind in the last fifty years. We have been carried along ... [and] we are only now beginning to realize the force and strength of the storm of change that has come upon us."" "When British visionary author H.G. Wells wrote this passage in 1933 he knew he was living in a time of absolute transformation. Essential Modernism chronicles how artists, responding to the violence of World War I and the unprecedented modernization of the world, tried to change society." "Written as a guide to the Corcoran Gallery of Art's presentation of the groundbreaking exhibition Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939, Essential Modernism brings into focus the foundation and meaning of Modernism - the defining movement of twentieth-century art, design, and culture. It clarifies many of the ideas and principles underpinning the aesthetic and visual appearance of much art, architecture, graphic and product design, film, and theater design created in the first half of the twentieth century." "Illustrated with almost 100 images from the exhibition, Essential Modernism tells the story of how artists reacted to the unprecedented violence and destruction they had witnessed during World War I; and their experimental search for ways to create a better world through art."--Jacket.

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