Modern Art 1900-45

Modern Art 1900-45

The Age of Avant-gardes

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Showcases influential and iconic works of European and American modern art from the first half of the twentieth century, in a chronologically presented volume that covers a range of disciplines and evaluates the achievements of such artists as Picasso, Matisse, and Hopper.

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While every century has had artists who rebelled, refusing to go along with traditional teaching, what happened during the early years of the 20th century was something far more serious—a rebellion of artists so vast and radical that it called into question the basic principles that until then had determined how art was made and used. Today's art historians refer to those years as the age of the avant-gardes, and in truth, nothing in the world of art has been the same since.

All the major artist of the period are covered, from Picasso to Hopper, Klee and Klimt to Kandinsky, Matisse, and Dalí, John Ford to Fritz Lang. The artists, historical events, and masterpieces interweave in a story that leads to the threshold of World War II, when once again the horizons of art were overturned.

Filled cover to cover with lush color images, Modern Art is an important document of the first half of 20th-century art. Each chapter is composed of an introductory text followed by a wealth of beautiful images of the most important works with in-depth descriptions. The book also includes biographies of all the painters cited, an essential tool for understanding the great artistic personalities of the age of avant-gardes. This book is a must-have for all art enthusiasts.



Blackwell North Amer
While every century has had artists who rebelled, refusing to go along with traditional teaching, what happened during the early years of the 20th century was something far more serious - a rebellion of artists so vast and radical that it called into question the basic principles that until then had determined how art was made and used. Today's art historians refer to those years as the age of the avant-gardes, and in truth, nothing in the world of art has been the same since.
All the major artists of the period are covered, from Picasso to Hopper, Klee and Klimt to Kandinsky, Matisse and Dali, John Ford to Fritz Lang. The artists, historical events, and masterpieces interweave in a story that leads to the threshold of World War II, when once again the horizons of art were overturned.
Filled cover to cover with lush color images, Modern Art is an important document of the first half of 20th-century art. Each chapter is composed of an introductory text followed by a wealth of beautiful images of the most important works with in-depth descriptions. The book also includes biographies of all the painters cited, an essential tool for understanding the great artistic personalities of the age of avant-gardes. This book is a must-have for all art enthusiasts.

Publisher: New York : Collins Design, 2007
Edition: 1st English language ed
ISBN: 9780061363122
006136312X
Branch Call Number: 709.04 CRE
Characteristics: 399 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Alternative Title: Modern art 1900-1945

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