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Modernism /

by Harrison, Charles [author]; Tate Gallery.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Movements in modern art (Tate Gallery): Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1854371843 (pbk.).Subject(s): Modernism (Art) | Modernism -- Art | Art, Modern -- 20th century
Contents:
1. What is modernism? -- 2. The modernist tradition -- 3. Self-consciousness and scepticism -- 4. Effects and sensations -- 5. Significant forms -- 6. The primitive and the pure -- 7. A two-dimensional manner -- 8. Modernism and realism revisited -- 9. Sculpture, exclusiveness and the post-modern.
Review: "Modernisation, modernity and modernism - three concepts around which thought about the modern world and its culture has tended to revolve. But what is modernism? The term is used generally to convey a faith in progress and a healthy skepticism for received ideas and traditional values. More specifically, the modernist tendency has often been associated with the most vital developments and highest achievements in the art of the past 150 years. However, those concerned with maintaining traditional values in one form or another see "modernist" art as merely one alternative among many, and perhaps even an empty or misguided one. This introduction looks at modernist works in order to consider what are the defining characteristics of modernism, and also explores the critical terms in which this art has been represented." -- BOOK JACKET.
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Item type Location Collection Call number Copy Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Main library Non-fiction PE MOD 1997 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2014-0914
Book Book Main library Non-fiction PE MOD 1997B (Browse shelf) 2 Available Donated by James Edwards 2017-0731
Book Book Main library Non-fiction PE MOD 1997C (Browse shelf) 3 Available Donated by Naomi Williams 2019-0329
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. What is modernism? -- 2. The modernist tradition -- 3. Self-consciousness and scepticism -- 4. Effects and sensations -- 5. Significant forms -- 6. The primitive and the pure -- 7. A two-dimensional manner -- 8. Modernism and realism revisited -- 9. Sculpture, exclusiveness and the post-modern.

"Modernisation, modernity and modernism - three concepts around which thought about the modern world and its culture has tended to revolve. But what is modernism? The term is used generally to convey a faith in progress and a healthy skepticism for received ideas and traditional values. More specifically, the modernist tendency has often been associated with the most vital developments and highest achievements in the art of the past 150 years. However, those concerned with maintaining traditional values in one form or another see "modernist" art as merely one alternative among many, and perhaps even an empty or misguided one. This introduction looks at modernist works in order to consider what are the defining characteristics of modernism, and also explores the critical terms in which this art has been represented." -- BOOK JACKET.

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