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Richly illustrated and clearly focused, this book surveys the genesis, development, and culmination of modern European/American painting, sculpture, architecture, and conceptual art—from Post-Impressionism through the most recent developments in the 1990s. It avoids the typical encyclopedic approach of surveys in favor of examining selected but highly representative works in greater depth and from an enlarged spectrum of critical discourse. KEY TOPICS: Organized along chronological lines, topics explore the ideas, forms, events, artists, and works—with each chapter devoted to a style, movement, or decade—from Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, and Van Gogh through Minimalism and the general reaction known as Post-Modernism. MARKET: Ideal for readers with a general interest in art.
Table of contents
1. Modernism, and Its Origins in the 19th Century.
2. Seurat, Cézanne, and the Language of Structure.
3. Gauguin, van Gogh, and the Language of Vision.
4. Art Nouveau in Painting and Design.
5. Early Modern Sculpture: From Rodin to Brancusi.
6. Tradition and Innovation in Architecture: 1880-1914.
7. Expressionism in France: Matisse and the Fauves.
8. Expressionism in Germany: The Bridge and the Blue Rider.
9. The Cubist Revolution: Braque and Picasso.
10. From Cubism to Abstract Art: Futurism, Suprematism, De Stijl.
11. Dada and Fantastic Art.
12. Surrealism: The Resolution of Dream and Reality.
13. The Shaping of a New Architecture: 1918-1940.
14. The School of Paris between the Wars.
15. International Abstraction: Constructivism and the Bauhaus.
16. American Art in the Wake of the Armory Show.
17. The New York School: Abstract Expressionism.
18. The Postwar European School: L'Art Informel, Expressionist Figuration, Welded Sculpture.
19. American Art of the Sixties: Pop Art and Minimalism.
20. Europe's New Realism, Pop Art, and Abstraction.
21. The Diffusion of the New Architecture: 1954-1975.
22. The Post-Minimal, Post-Modern Seventies: From Conceptual Art to New Image.
23. The Post-Modern Eighties: From Neo-Expressionism to Neo-Conceptualism.
24. The End of Isms and the Beginning of the New Millennium.
25. Post- and Neo-Modernism in Architecture.
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