History of Modern Art, 7th edition

  • H H. Arnason, 
  • Elizabeth C. Mansfield

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Overview

A Comprehensive Overview — available in digital and print formats

 

History of Modern Art is a visual comprehensive overview of the modern art field. It traces the trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The seventh edition deepens its discussions on social conditions that have affected the production and reception of modern and contemporary art. 

  

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of modern art
  • Provide an analysis of artworks based on formal and contextual elements
  • Recognize the influences of social conditions on modern art

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

ISBN-13: 9780137520992

Subject: Art

Category: Art History: Period Art

Overview

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
  • Chapter 17: 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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