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Primitivism, cubism, abstraction : the early twentieth century /

by Harrison, Charles [author]; Frascina, Francis; Perry, Gillian; Open University.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Modern art - practices and debates: Description: 270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0300055153; 0300055161 (pbk.).Subject(s): Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich, 1878-1935 | Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944 | Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 | Primitivism in art | Cubism | Art, Abstract | Art, Modern -- 20th century | Visual arts Abstract styleOnline resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Ch.1. Primitivism and the 'modern' -- Ch.2. Realism and idealogy -- Ch.3. Abstraction.
Subject: This volume presents a survey of art from the first two decades of the twentieth century. The authors begin by exploring how aspects of the primitive were invoked by the rural artists' colonies formed in France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century and by the work of the Fauves and the German Expressionists a few years later. The book then develops an analysis of Cubist works based on semiotic theory, considering the social and cultural values encoded in such signifying systems, and investigating the relationship between representation and ideology. The final chapter considers some problems of interpretation and evolution posed by specific examples of abstract art ranging from Malevich to Mondrian. ~ Publisher description.
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Item type Location Collection Call number Copy Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Main library Non-fiction HI HAR 1993A (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by the Library Foundation 2013-1180
Book Book Main library Non-fiction HI HAR 1993B (Browse shelf) 2 Available 2013-1181
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch.1. Primitivism and the 'modern' -- Ch.2. Realism and idealogy -- Ch.3. Abstraction.

This volume presents a survey of art from the first two decades of the twentieth century. The authors begin by exploring how aspects of the primitive were invoked by the rural artists' colonies formed in France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century and by the work of the Fauves and the German Expressionists a few years later. The book then develops an analysis of Cubist works based on semiotic theory, considering the social and cultural values encoded in such signifying systems, and investigating the relationship between representation and ideology. The final chapter considers some problems of interpretation and evolution posed by specific examples of abstract art ranging from Malevich to Mondrian. ~ Publisher description.

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