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Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c. 1909-39

Author: Bernard Vere
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
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Sport fascinated modernist artists. They painted it, made films about it, watched it and wrote about it, while leading architects designed new stadiums. Through close study of key works, this book examines the ways in which modernists across Europe engaged with arguably the most pervasive cultural form of the first half of the twentieth century.
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Vere, Bernard, 1971-
Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c. 1909-39.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1003587557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Vere
ISBN: 9781526126818 1526126818 9781526126801 152612680X 9781526136268 1526136260
OCLC Number: 1028799743
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: why sport?; 1 The man-machine: the modern sports of cycling and motor racing; 2 Adversarial modernisms: the spectacle of boxing and the geometry of tennis; 3 Oval balls and cubist players: French paintings of rugby; 4 Of gods and men: the Olympic games and its rivals; 5 The stadium has carried the day against the art museum; Conclusion: body politics; Select bibliography; Index; Color Plates.
Responsibility: Bernard Vere.

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