A History of Modern Art Book

A History of Modern Art

  • Author : Hjørvardur Harvard Arnason
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:472129121

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History of Modern Art Book

History of Modern Art

  • Author : H. H. Arnason
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 0205259472

History of Modern Art Excerpt :

Since it first appeared in 1968, History of Modern Art has emphasized the unique formal properties of artworks, and the book has long been recognized for the acuity of its visual analysis.

Provenance Book
Score: 3.5
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  • Author : Laney Salisbury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101105009

Provenance Excerpt :

A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history. Investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices. Chief among those was the struggling artist John Myatt, a vulnerable single father who was manipulated by Drewe into becoming a prolific art forger. Once Myatt had painted the pieces, the real fraud began. Drewe managed to infiltrate the archives of the upper echelons of the British art world in order to fake the provenance of Myatt's forged pieces, hoping to irrevocably legitimize the fakes while effectively rewriting art history. The story stretches from London to Paris to New York, from tony Manhattan art galleries to the esteemed Giacometti and Dubuffet associations, to the archives at the Tate Gallery. This enormous swindle resulted in the introduction of at least two hundred forged paintings, some of them breathtakingly good and most of them selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many of these fakes are still out in the world, considered genuine and hung prominently in private houses, large galleries, and prestigious museums. And the sacred archives, undermined by John Drewe, remain tainted to this day. Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace. But this is most certainly not fiction; Provenance is the meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery.

What Are You Looking At  Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

What Are You Looking At

  • Author : Will Gompertz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561133

What Are You Looking At Excerpt :

For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year—and are confused—What Are You Looking At? by former director of London’s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it such big money? Join BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next trip to the art gallery is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. With his offbeat humor, down-to-earth storytelling, and flair for odd details that spark insights, Will Gompertz is the perfect tour guide for modern art. His book doesn’t tell us if a work of art is good; it gives us the knowledge to decide for ourselves.

Modern Art in Pakistan Book

Modern Art in Pakistan

  • Author : Simone Wille
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317341369

Modern Art in Pakistan Excerpt :

Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South Asian art, this book will interest researchers, scholars, and students of South Asian art and art history, and Pakistan in particular. Further, it will be useful to those engaged in the fields of Islamic studies, museum studies, and modern South Asian history.

The Short Story of Art Book

The Short Story of Art

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1780679688

The Short Story of Art Excerpt :

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked. The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.

Modern Art Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Modern Art

  • Author : Hans Werner Holzwarth
  • Publisher : Taschen America Llc
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 693
  • ISBN 10 : 3836555395

Modern Art Excerpt :

Over 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and conceptual pieces trace the story of modern art's innovation and adventure. With explanatory texts for each work, and essays introducing each of the major modern movements, this is an authoritative overview of the ideas and the artworks that shook up standards, assaulted the establishment, and...

What was Contemporary Art  Book

What was Contemporary Art

  • Author : Richard Meyer
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262135085

What was Contemporary Art Excerpt :

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the 1930s that put contemporary art in dialogue with premodern works ranging from prehistoric cave pictures to Italian Renaissance paintings. Meyer also treats the controversy that arose in 1948 over the decision by Boston's Institute of Modern Art to change its name to the Institute of Contemporary Art. By retrieving moments in the history of once-current art, Meyer redefines "the contemporary" as a condition of being alive to and alongside other moments, artists, and objects.

Art in an Age of Revolution  1750 1800 Book

Art in an Age of Revolution 1750 1800

  • Author : Albert Boime
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 0226063348

Art in an Age of Revolution 1750 1800 Excerpt :

Examines art in a broad historical context and explores the artistic repercussions of the major political and economic events of the latter half of the eigtheenth century.

After Modern Art 1945 2000 Book
Score: 4
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After Modern Art 1945 2000

  • Author : David Hopkins
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2000-09-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191037092

After Modern Art 1945 2000 Excerpt :

Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2000, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and the art of the nineties.

Modern Art And Modernism Book

Modern Art And Modernism

  • Author : Francis Frascina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429978531

Modern Art And Modernism Excerpt :

Modern Art and Modernism offers firsthand material for the study of issues central to the development of modern art, its theory, and criticism. The history of modern art is not simply a history of works of art, it is also a history of ideas interpretations. The works of critics and theorists have not merely been influential in deciding how modern art is to be seen and understood, they have also influenced the course it has taken. The nature of modern art cannot be understood without some analysis of the concept of Modernism itself.Modern Art and Modernism presents a selection of texts by the major contributors to debate on this subject, from Baudelaire and Zola in the nineteenth century to Greenberg and T. J. Clark in our own times. It offers a balanced section of essays by contributors to the mainstream of Modernist criticism, representative examples of writing on the themes of abstraction and expression in modern art, and a number of important contributions to the discussion of aesthetics and the social role of the artist. Several of these are made available in English translation for the first time, and others are brought together from a wide range of periodicals and specialized collections.This book will provide an invaluable resource for teachers and students of modern art, art history, and aesthetics, as well as for general readers interested in the place of modern art in culture and history.

How Folklore Shaped Modern Art Book

How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

  • Author : Wes Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317394716

How Folklore Shaped Modern Art Excerpt :

Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person accounts of identity over critical theory, and the proliferation of exhibitions that refuse to distinguish between art and the productions of culture more generally. How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics underscores how the cultural traditions, belief systems and performed exchanges that were once integral to the folklore discipline are now central to contemporary art’s "post-critical turn." This shift is considered here as less a direct confrontation of critical procedures than a symptom of art’s inclusive ideals, overturning the historical separation of fine art from those "uncritical" forms located in material and commercial culture. In a global context, aesthetics is now just one of numerous traditions informing our encounters with visual culture today, symptomatic of the pull towards an impossibly pluralistic image of art that reflects the irreducible conditions of identity.

History of Art Book

History of Art

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1844513297

History of Art Excerpt :

From the Renaissance to the Baroque, from the Impressionists to the Surrealists, this book covers the range of popular Western art from the early medieval period. It is intended for the art lovers.

The Stories of the Mona Lisa Book

The Stories of the Mona Lisa

  • Author : Piotr Barsony
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620876800

The Stories of the Mona Lisa Excerpt :

“Dad, will you tell me a story?” asks a little girl. “Sure,” artist Piotr Barsony responds. “I’ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.” Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the Mona Lisa by Léonardo De Vinci. Piotr acts as the museum guide for his young daughter throughout the book, taking us on a journey through an imaginary museum. He describes famous art movements and artists, including: impressionism, cubism, expressionism, favism, minimalism, surrealism; Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon, Pollock, and more. All of the most famous painters of the modern and contemporary art movements are explained with their own Mona Lisa portraits, in their signature styles. Throughout the book, Piotr acts as a guide, explaining to his daughter (and the reader) each genre of paintings in a clear, simple, and entertaining way. By the end of the book, we discover that he’s actually the artist who’s been painting all those Mona Lisas—and the results are spectacular. The Stories of the Mona Lisa is the perfect book for any child who loves art, history, and a good story.