Art of the 20th century, Volume 1

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Taschen, 1998 - 840 pagine
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An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves our attention before we even open one of its stunningly illustrated and argued twin volumes. For what Ingo Walther and his international team have done is to make sense of this most explosive of artistic centuries. Who could possibly have forecast on New Year's Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, not prerequisite disciplines for modern artists, constantly questioning both the technical and thematic definitions of their work? The infinite laboratory of experiment that the visual arts have become over the last decades highlights not only the inherent potential for human creativity and representation, but also shows the way individuals and groups have responded to the huge social, political and technological changes of this most turbulent of times. Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines available, including photography and new media, and thematically chaptered to highlight relationships between works and movements, this readable and encyclopaedic masterwork does just what it says on the cover. Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, your art book purchases can stop once you buy this. Warning: it will not fit on your coffee table!

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Abstraction and Cubisms Sound Shift 419 8 Kinetic Expansion
Constructing the World 445 British Pop An and Paolozzis Machine World Collages

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Ruhrberg is exhibition curator and museum director.

Ingo F. Walther was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He has published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. He died on April 21, 2007.

Klaus Honnef, former director of Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn, Germany, is an art critic and the author of numerous publications on photography and contemporary art. The Collection was first published by us in 1985.

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