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Functions of painting /

by Léger, Fernand [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Description: xxxiv, 221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0670332216; 9780670332212; 0670019453; 9780670019458.Uniform titles: Fonctions de la peinture. English.Subject(s): Art -- Philosophy | Aesthetics | Art and society
Contents:
Publishers' note -- Preface / George L. K. Morris -- Introduction / Edward F. Fry -- Chronology -- The origins of painting and its representational value (1913) -- Contemporary achievements in painting (1914) -- A critical essay on the plastic quality of Abel Gance's film The Wheel (1922) -- Notes on contemporary plastic life (1923) -- Notes on the mechanical element (1923) -- The spectacle : light, color, moving image, object-spectacle (1924) -- Ballet Mécanique (c. 1924) -- The machine aesthetic : the manufactured object, the artisan, and the artist (1924) -- The machine aesthetic : geometric order and truth (1925) -- The ballet-spectacle, the object-spectacle (1925) -- Popular dance halls (1925) -- The street : objects, spectacles (1928) -- Abstract art (1931) -- New York (1931) -- The wall, the architect, the painter (1933) -- Speaking of cinema (1933) -- The new realism (1935) -- The new realism goes on (1937) -- Color in the world (1938) -- The human body considered as an object (1945) -- The painter's eye (1946) -- Art and the people (1946) -- Modern architecture and color (1946) -- How I conceive of the figure (1949) -- A new space in architecture (1949) -- Mural painting and easel painting (1950) -- The problem of freedom in art (1950) -- Modern painting (1950) -- The circus (1950) -- Mural painting (1952) -- New conceptions of space (1952) -- Color in architecture (1954) -- The Spartakiades (1960) -- A bibliographical guide to Léger / Bernard Karpel.
Summary: Essays, written between 1920 and 1953, by an influential, modern painter on the purpose of art in modern life.
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Translation of Fonctions de la peinture.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-215)

Publishers' note -- Preface / George L. K. Morris -- Introduction / Edward F. Fry -- Chronology -- The origins of painting and its representational value (1913) -- Contemporary achievements in painting (1914) -- A critical essay on the plastic quality of Abel Gance's film The Wheel (1922) -- Notes on contemporary plastic life (1923) -- Notes on the mechanical element (1923) -- The spectacle : light, color, moving image, object-spectacle (1924) -- Ballet Mécanique (c. 1924) -- The machine aesthetic : the manufactured object, the artisan, and the artist (1924) -- The machine aesthetic : geometric order and truth (1925) -- The ballet-spectacle, the object-spectacle (1925) -- Popular dance halls (1925) -- The street : objects, spectacles (1928) -- Abstract art (1931) -- New York (1931) -- The wall, the architect, the painter (1933) -- Speaking of cinema (1933) -- The new realism (1935) -- The new realism goes on (1937) -- Color in the world (1938) -- The human body considered as an object (1945) -- The painter's eye (1946) -- Art and the people (1946) -- Modern architecture and color (1946) -- How I conceive of the figure (1949) -- A new space in architecture (1949) -- Mural painting and easel painting (1950) -- The problem of freedom in art (1950) -- Modern painting (1950) -- The circus (1950) -- Mural painting (1952) -- New conceptions of space (1952) -- Color in architecture (1954) -- The Spartakiades (1960) -- A bibliographical guide to Léger / Bernard Karpel.

Essays, written between 1920 and 1953, by an influential, modern painter on the purpose of art in modern life.

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