History of Modern Art (Paperback)

History of Modern Art (Paperback), 7th edition

  • H H. Arnason, 
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Overview

History of Modern Art provides a visual comprehensive overview of the modern art field. You'll explore the trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, as well as social conditions that have affected modern and contemporary art.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137520992

Subject: Art

Category: Art History

Table of contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents
2) Full Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: The Origins of Modern Art
Chapter 2: The Search for Truth: Early Photography, Realism, and Impressionism
Chapter 3: Post-Impressionism
Chapter 4: Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and the Beginnings of Expressionism
Chapter 5: The New Century: Experiments in Color and Form
Chapter 6: Expressionism in Germany and Austria
Chapter 7: Cubism
Chapter 8: Early Modern Architecture
Chapter 9: European Art after Cubism
Chapter 10: Picturing the Wasteland: Western Europe during World War I
Chapter 11: Art in France after World War I
Chapter 12: Clarity, Certainty, and Order: De Stijl and the Pursuit of Geometric Abstraction
Chapter 13: Bauhaus and the Teaching of Modernism
Chapter 14: Surrealism
Chapter 15: American Art Before World War II
Chapter 16: Abstract Expressionism and the New American Sculpture
Chapter17: Postwar European Art
Chapter 18:Nouveau Réalisme and Fluxus
Chapter 19: Taking Chances with Popular Culture
Chapter 20: Playing by the Rules: Sixties Abstraction
Chapter 21: Modernism in Architecture at Mid-Century
Chapter 22: Conceptual and Activist Art
Chapter 23: Post-Minimalism, Earth Art, and New Imagists
Chapter 24: Postmodernism
Chapter 25: Painting through History
Chapter 26: New Perspectives on Art and Audience
Chapter 27: Contemporary Art and Globalization


FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: The Origins of Modern Art
Making Art and Artists: The Role of the Critic
The Modern Artist
What Does It Mean to Be an Artist?: From Academic Emulation toward Romantic
Originality
Making Sense of a Turbulent World: The Legacy of Neoclassicism and Romanticism

Chapter 2: The Search for Truth: Early Photography, Realism, and Impressionism
New Ways of Seeing: Photography and its Influence
Only the Truth: Realism
Seizing the Moment: Impressionism and the Avant-Garde
From Realism to Impressionism
Nineteenth-Century Art in the United States

Chapter 3: Post-Impressionism
The Poetic Science of Color: Seurat and the Neo-Impressionist
Form and Nature: Paul Cézanne
The Triumph of Imagination: Symbolism
An Art Reborn: Rodin and Sculpture at the Fin de Siècle
Primitivism and the Avant-Garde: Gauguin and Van Gogh
A New Generation of Prophets: The Nabis
Montmartre: At Home with the Avant-Garde

Chapter 4: Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and the Beginnings of Expressionism
"A Return to Simplicity": The Arts and Crafts Movement and Experimental
Architecture
Experiments in Synthesis: Modernism beside the Hearth
With Beauty at the Reins of Industry: Aestheticism and Art Nouveau
Natural Forms for the Machine Age: The Art Nouveau Aesthetic
Painting and Graphic Art
Toward Expressionism: Late Nineteenth-Century Avant-Garde Painting beyond France

Chapter 5: The New Century: Experiments in Color and Form
Fauvism
"Purity of Means" in Practice: Henri Matisse's Early Career
"Wild Beasts" Tamed: Derain, Vlaminck, and Dufy
Religious Art for a Modern Age: Georges Rouault
The Belle Époque on Film: The Lumière Brothers and Lartigue
Modernism on a Grand Scale: Matisse's Art after Fauvism
Forms of the Essential: Constantin Brancusi

Chapter 6: Expressionism in Germany and Austria
From Romanticism to Expressionism: Corinth and Modersohn-Becker
Spanning the Divide between Romanticism and Expressionism: Die Brücke
The Spiritual Dimension: Der Blaue Reiter
Expressionist Sculpture
Self-Examination: Expressionism in Austria

Chapter 7: Cubism
Immersed in Tradition: Picasso's Early Career
Beyond Fauvism: Braque's Early Career
"Two Mountain Climbers Roped Together": Braque, Picasso, and the
Development of Cubism
Constructed Spaces: Cubist Sculpture
An Adaptable Idiom: Developments in Cubist Painting in Paris
Other Agendas: Orphism and Other Experimental Art in

Chapter 8: Early Modern Architecture
"Form Follows Function": The Chicago School and the Origins of the Skyscraper
Modernism in Harmony with Nature: Frank Lloyd Wright
Temples for the Modern City: American Classicism 1900--15
New Simplicity Versus Art Nouveau: Vienna Before World War I
Tradition and Innovation: The German Contribution to Modern Architecture
Toward the International Style: The Netherlands and Belgium

Chapter 9: European Art after Cubism
Fantasy Through Abstraction: Chagall and the Metaphysical School
"Running on Shrapnel": Futurism in Italy
"Our Vortex is Not Afraid": Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism
A World Ready for Change: The Avant-Garde in Russia
Utopian Visions: Russian Constructivism

Chapter 10: Picturing the Wasteland: Western Europe during World War I
The World Turned Upside Down: The Birth of Dada
"Her Plumbing and Her Bridges": Dada Comes to America
"Art is Dead": Dada in Germany
Idealism and Disgust: The "New Objectivity" in Germany

Chapter 11: Art in France after World War I
Eloquent Figuration: Les Maudits
Dedication to Color: Matisse's Later Career
Celebrating the Good Life: Dufy's Later Career
Eclectic Mastery: Picasso's Career after the War
Sensuous Analysis: Braque's Later Career
Austerity and Elegance: Léger, Le Corbusier, and Ozenfant

Chapter 12: Clarity, Certainty, and Order: De Stijl and the Pursuit of Geometric Abstraction
The de Stijl Idea
Mondrian: Seeking the Spiritual Through the Rational
Van Doesburg, de Stijl, and Elementarism
De Stijl Realized: Sculpture and Architecture

Chapter 13: Bauhaus and the Teaching of Modernism
Audacious Lightness: The Architecture of Gropius
The Building as Entity: The Bauhaus
The Vorkurs: Basis of the Bauhaus Curriculum
Die Werkmeistern: Craft Masters at the Bauhaus
From Bauhaus Dessau to Bauhaus U.S.A.

Chapter 14: Surrealism
Breton and the Background to Surrealism
"Art is a Fruit": Arp's Later Career
Hybrid Menageries: Ernst's Surrealist Techniques
"Night, Music, and Stars": Miró and Organic--Abstract Surrealism
Methodical Anarchy: André Masson
Enigmatic Landscapes: Tanguy and Dalí
Surrealism beyond France and Spain: Magritte, Delvaux, Bellmer, Matta, and Lam
Women and Surrealism: Oppenheim, Cahun, Maar, Tanning, and Carrington
Never Quite "One of Ours": Picasso and Surrealism
Pioneer of a New Iron Age: Julio González
Surrealism's Sculptural Language: Giacometti's Early Career
Surrealist Sculpture in Britain: Moore
Bizarre Juxtapositions: Photography and Surrealism

Chapter 15: American Art Before World War II
American Artist as Cosmopolitan: Romaine Brooks
The Truth about America: The Eight and Social Criticism
A Rallying Place for Modernism: 291 Gallery and the Stieglitz Circle
Coming to America: The Armory Show
Sharpening the Focus on Color and Form: Synchromism and Precisionism
The Harlem Renaissance
Painting the American Scene: Regionalists and Social Realists
Documents of an Era: American Photographers Between the Wars
Social Protest and Personal Pain: Mexican Artists
The Avant-Garde Advances: Toward American Abstract Art
Sculpture in America Between the Wars

Chapter 16: Abstract Expressionism and the New American Sculpture
Mondrian in New York: The Tempo of the Metropolis
Entering a New Arena: Modes of Abstract Expressionism
The Picture as Event: Experiments in Gestural Painting
Complex Simplicities: Color Field Painting
Drawing in Steel: Constructed Sculpture
Textures of the Surreal: Biomorphic Sculpture and Assemblage
Expressive Vision: Developments in American Photography

Chapter 17: Postwar European Art
Re-evaluations and Violations: Figurative Art in France
A Different Art: Abstraction in France
Postwar Juxtapositions: Figuration and Abstraction in Italy and Spain
"Forget It and Start Again": The CoBrA Artists and Hundertwasser
The Postwar Body: British Sculpture and Painting
Marvels of Daily Life: European Photographers 

Chapter 18: Nouveau Réalisme and Fluxus
"Sensibility in Material Form": Klein
Fluxus

Chapter 19: Taking Chances with Popular Culture
"This is Tomorrow": Pop Art in Britain
Signs of the Times: Pop Art in the United States
Getting Closer to Life: Happenings and Environments
"Just Look at the Surface": The Imagery of Everyday Life
Poetics of the "New Gomorrah": West Coast Artists
Personal Documentaries: The Snapshot Aesthetic in American Photography

Chapter 20: Playing by the Rules: Sixties Abstraction
Drawing the Veil: Post Painterly Abstraction
At an Oblique Angle: Diebenkorn
Forming the Unit: Hard-Edge Painting
Seeing Things: Op Art
New Media Mobilized: Motion and Light
The Limits of Modernism: Minimalism
Complex Unities: Photography and Minimalism

Chapter 21: Modernism in Architecture at Mid-Century
"The Quiet Unbroken Wave": The Later Work of Wright and Le Corbusier
Purity and Proportion: The International Style in America
Internationalism Contextualized: Developments in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia
Breaking the Mold: Experimental Housing
Arenas for Innovation: Major Public Projects

Chapter 22: Conceptual and Activist Art
Art as Language
Conceptual Art as Cultural Critique
The Medium Is the Message: Early Video Art
When Art Becomes Artist: Body Art
Radical Alternatives: Feminist Art
Erasing the Boundaries between Art and Life: Later Feminist Art
Invisible to Visible: Art and Racial Politics

Chapter 23: Post-Minimalism, Earth Art, and New Imagists
Metaphors for Life: Process Art
Big Outdoors: Earthworks and Land Art
Public Statements: Monuments and Large-Scale Sculpture
Body of Evidence: Figurative Art
Animated Surfaces: Pattern and Decoration
Figure and Ambiguity: New Image Art

Chapter 24: Postmodernism
Postmodernism in Architecture
"Complexity and Contradiction": The Reaction Against Modernism Sets In
In Praise of "Messy Vitality": Postmodernist Eclecticism
Ironic Grandeur: Postmodern Architecture and History
What Is a Building?: Constructivist and Deconstructivist Architecture
Structure as Metaphor: Architectural Allegories
Flexible Spaces: Architecture and Urbanism
Postmodern Practices: Breaking Art History

Chapter 25: Painting through History
Primal Passions: Neo-Expressionism
Searing Statements: Painting as Social Conscience
In the Empire of Signs: Neo-Geo
The Sum of Many Parts: Abstraction in the 1980s
Taking Art to the Streets: Graffiti and Cartoon Artists
Painting Art History

Chapter 26: New Perspectives on Art and Audience
Commodity Art
Postmodern Arenas: Installation Art
Strangely Familiar: British and American Sculpture
Reprise and Reinterpretation: Art History as Art
New Perspectives on Childhood and Identity
The Art of Biography
Meeting Points: New Approaches to Abstraction

Chapter 27: Contemporary Art and Globalization
Lines That Define Us: Locating and Crossing Borders
Skin Deep: Identity and the Body
Occupying the Art World
Globalization and Arts Institutions

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