Art of the 20th Century
Author: Karl Ruhrberg, Klaus Honnef, Manfred Schneckenburger, Christiane Fricke, Ingo F. Walther
Volume 1, of 2 volume set.
Author: John C. Stout
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Objects Observed explores the central place given to the object by a number of poets in France and in America in the twentieth century. John C. Stout provides comprehensive examinations of Pierre Reverdy, Francis Ponge, Jean Follain, Guillevic, and Jean Tortel. Stout argues that the object furnishes these poets with a catalyst for creating a new poetics and for reflecting on lyric as a genre. In France, the object has been central to a broad range of aesthetic practices, from the era of Cubism and Surrealism to the 1990s. In the heyday of American Modernism, several major poets foregrounded the object in their work; however, in postwar twentieth-century America, poets moved away from a focus on the object. Objects Observed illuminates the variety of aesthetic practices and positions in French and American poets from the years of high Modernism (1909-1930) to the 1990s.
Author: Joann Cerrito
Publisher: New York : St. James Press
A thorough overview on more than 830 modern artists.
Author: Pierre Restany
Art After the Bomb
Author: Darrell D. Davisson
This book is requisite reading material for any person claiming to be an educated and informed member of the global community. Our understanding in the West of the Eastern cultures, specially the different cultures involving the Muslims, is alarmingly low. The book strives to offer a view from the ground, a keyhole perspective that offers the readers a close and personal peek into some of the ethical underpinnings and the philosophical guiding parameters that inform the Muslim and the Eastern mind. There are over 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. It would be a serious intellectual fallacy to assume that they are all homogenous, or to be more preposterous, assume they are all terrorists. It is extremely tragic that it took the Iranian hostage crisis to teach us about Shia Islam and 9/11 to teach us about Wahabi Islam. Properly acquired knowledge, not just what we learn from the media, will allow us to be anticipatory and rational, rather than being reactive and emotional. For the Muslim reader, specially the children and the youth, the book strives to offer a deeper understanding of Islam, beyond the boundaries of ritual Islam into the wide open space of spiritual and intellectual Islam. To inspire them to appreciate and live up to the wonderful legacy of Islam and not to be mired down into some deviant interpretations of people, with questionable motives. The book is designed to encourage the process of tearing down walls and building bridges. We share common dreams, aspirations and challenges. We share a common globe and a common destiny. The author believes that there are no clashes of civilizations, just clashes of ignorance and misunderstanding.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Author: Albright Knox Art Gallery, Susan Krane, Robert Evren, Helen Raye, Karen Lee Spaulding
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Author: Muriel Emanuel, Jean Christophe Ammann
Compression & Purity
Author: Will Alexander
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
African American surrealism that extends from the ocean floor to the outer reaches of space.
Plastics in arts
Author: Pierre Restany
Publisher: Leon Amiel Publisher
Af indholdet: Pierre Restany: Plastics in arts.
Author: Sara Pendergast, Tom Pendergast
Publisher: St James Pr
The most exhaustive work in the field, the completely revised 5th edition of "Contemporary Artists provides detailed personal and professional information on 850 artists--both established masters and emerging figures on the international scene. Illustrated with approximately 600 black-and-white photographs of the artists and their works.
Author: Centre Georges Pompidou
Publisher: Guggenheim Museum
In one of the most exciting rendezvous in the history of art, two world-renowned museums -- the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris -- join in a dazzling embrace of modern art.Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in October 1998, this splendid volume offers a visual feast consisting of more than 400 masterpieces by the greatest artists of this century -- including Joseph Beuys, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and many others. Provocative juxtapositions of works from the two collections allow comparisons between, for example, Vasily Kandinsky's preliminary oil study for Landscape with Tower and the final painting; Jackson Pollock's The Moon Woman and his Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle; and the major movements, such as Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel, occurring simultaneously on either side of the Atlantic.Scholars and curators from the Guggenheim and the Pompidou offer a revealing portrait of two museums whose collections have dramatically shaped our understanding of 20th-century art. The book also includes curatorial texts on the artworks and artist biographies.