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Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars

Author: Briony Fer; David Batchelor; Paul Wood
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, in association with the Open University, 1993. ©1993
Series: Modern art--practices and debates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the third in a series of four books about art and its interpretation from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. The books seek to explain the most important issues confronting any study of modern art, without attempting exhaustive coverage. They present a range of approaches characteristic of current art-historical debates. The authors of the present book address debates in, and about, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Briony Fer; David Batchelor; Paul Wood
ISBN: 0300055188 9780300055184 0300055196 9780300055191
OCLC Number: 27226966
Description: 342 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 26 cm.
Contents: 'This Liberty and This Order': Art in France After the First World War / David Batchelor. Naturalism, Classicism, the School of Paris; Groups, magazines, programmes; Purism and L'Esprit Nouveau ; Dada ; From Litterature to La Revolution Surrealiste ; Commonground ; Contested space --
The Language of Construction / Briony Fer. Russian Constructionism ; The language of construction and the construction of language ; Disembodied form: construction and the gendered self ; Standards of efficiency; Luxury, utility and the decorative; Rationalization and ritual --
Surrealism, Myth and Psychoanalysis / Briony Fer. Introduction: Surrealism and difference ; Breton's Nadja ; The 'uncanny'. Breton and Bataille ; The role of psychic disorder in the Surrealist aesthetic ; Objects of desire ; Muse/artist ; Beginnings, again --
Realisms and Realities / Paul Wood. Realism in the 1930s; Soviet Russia; Weimar Germany; Towards Socialist Realism; Counter-conclusion.
Series Title: Modern art--practices and debates.
Responsibility: Briony Fer, David Batchelor, Paul Wood.

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Begins by considering responses by French artists to World War I, showing how Purism, Dada and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The book then discusses the  Read more...

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