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Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925: How A Radical Idea Changed Modern Art

Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925: How A Radical Idea Changed Modern Art
Library Shelf Location 03.DICK
Publication Date 2013
Description It was only a century ago that audiences in Europe and the United States saw their first examples of modernist abstract art. This invaluable new book includes examinations of key artists, artworks, events and issues in the early history of abstraction. In combining these investigations with a new and original sense of abstract art as an expansive, various, yet inter-related field, Inventing Abstraction makes an outstanding contribution to its study. In celebrating this bold aesthetic adventure, Inventing Abstraction focuses on its first fifteen years, as ideas developed and spread through an international network of artists. It also reached into many media – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and film, writing and the book, music and dance. Inventing Abstraction features extensive illustrations of works in all these forms. Leah Dickerman is Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where she most recently organized the exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art and was a co-organizer of Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity. Inventing Abstraction also includes essays by Matthew Affron, Yve-Alain Bois, Masha Chlenova, Ester Coen, Christoph Cox, Hubert Damisch, Rachael Z. Delue, Hal Foster, Mark Franko, Matthew Gale, Peter Galison, Maria Gough, Jodi Hauptman, Gordon Hughes, David Joselit, Anton Kaes, David Lang, Susan Laxton, Glenn D. Lowry, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Jaroslaw Suchan, Lanka Tattersall and Michael R. Taylor.
ISBN 9780500239025
Quantity 1
Pages 376
Editor Leah Dickerman
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art
Keywords Abstract (fine arts style), Modernism, Abstraction
Language English

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