Understanding Modern Art

Author: Sam Phillips

Publisher: A&C Black Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781408171783

Category: Art movements

Page: 157

View: 5199


This is a handy guide to the art 'isms' of the modern day. From Impressionism and the birth of modern art to street art and Internationalism of the 21st century, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped modern art history. For each ism, there is a clear definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works from the movement, as well as references to other isms that the reader might be interested in. This book is a must for anyone with an interest in modern art - whether occasional visitors to galleries, students of art or more knowledgeable art connoisseurs.


Understanding Art

Author: Stephen Little

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789312099

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4862


An introductory guide to the visual arts offers a look at the many "isms" that are used to define art movements, with a discussion of the various art historical periods, their significance, and their most important artists and works.

Isms... Understanding Photography

Author: Emma Lewis

Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)

ISBN: 9780789334220


Page: 160

View: 3875


An engaging, informative guide to all the significant schools and movements that have shaped photography through the present day, in Rizzoli's popular "isms" series. This concise reference packs an enormous amount of detail into an attractive, small package, tracing the evolution of photography from its early experimental stage up through the current era of the digital selfie. Organized chronologically, this is a uniquely international, and wide-ranging guide to photography with concise, readable, and jargon-free but scholarly insight into major photographers and movements of the past 170 years. The book presents an introduction to photography beginning with the earliest daguerreotypes and proceeds up to the Instagram present, with details on the key movements, concepts, methods, styles, and impact of each movement along with major artists and works. In an age when photography has more resonance and interest--and practitioners--than ever before, this book is perfect for both the interested general reader as well as the student.

The Primacy of Your Eye

Your guide to becoming more intimate with the art you love

Author: Alan W Beckett

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178589112X

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 331


A unique and beautifully illustrated handbook for all art lovers who wish to commune at a deeper level with paintings. Narrated by the author, each topic is covered in broad depth to open the viewer’s eye to understanding the history of art, artists’ intentions, approaches and techniques, and style and influences – from early Renaissance to Modernism and contemporary art. It takes the reader on a journey exploring many of the most important aspects of enjoying art and appreciating the depth of its complexities, in a leisurely and non-intellectual, elitist way. Without the need to wade through masses of text, The Primacy of Your Eye provides readers with accessible points so that they can become more involved with art. This book includes a wealth of information on specific artists and paintings from the last 600 years. The Primacy of Your Eye can be read sporadically or as a whole and will appeal to readers with a passion for art. Readers require no previous knowledge of techniques, simply an enquiring mind will suffice. This book presents expert information in a quick and easy to understand format.

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

Author: Isabel Wünsche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351777998

Category: Art

Page: 598

View: 1333


The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context is a challenging exploration of the transnational formation, dissemination, and transformation of expressionism outside of the German-speaking world, in regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia, Western and Southern Europe, North and Latin America, and South Africa, in the first half of the twentieth century. Comprising a series of essays by an international group of scholars in the fields of art history and literary and cultural studies, the volume addresses the intellectual discussions and artistic developments arising in the context of the expressionist movement in the various art centers and cultural regions. The authors also examine the implications of expressionism in artistic practice and its influence on modern and contemporary cultural production. Essential for an in-depth understanding and discussion of expressionism, this volume opens up new perspectives on developments in the visual arts of this period and challenges the traditional narratives that have predominantly focused on artistic styles and national movements.

Understanding Fashion

Author: Mairi MacKenzie

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789318268

Category: Design

Page: 159

View: 2627


Chronologically traces the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. “isms”), beginning with the pre-Revolutionary French court, to classic designers like Chanel and Dior, through modern-day designers Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. Original.

Avant-Garde Hamlet

Text, Stage, Screen

Author: R. S. White

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611478561

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 7975


Hamlet stands as a high water mark of canonical art, yet it has equally attracted rebels and experimenters, those avant-garde writers, dramatists, performers, and filmmakers who, in their adaptations and appropriations, seek new ways of expressing innovative and challenging thoughts in the hope that they can change perceptions of their own world.

Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity

Author: Roland Robertson,Didem Buhari-Gulmez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134803273

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 922


The current discourse of globalization is overwhelmingly centred upon the interconnectedness, or connectivity, of the contemporary world; to the great neglect of the issues of global culture and global consciousness. With contemporary worldwide culture increasingly characterized by such themes as astronomy, cosmology, space travel and exploration, there is an increasing disjuncture between academic concern with connectivity, on the one hand, and culture and consciousness of the place of planet earth in the cosmos as a whole, on the other. This book addresses this deficiency from a variety of closely related perspectives, presenting studies of religion, science, sport, international organizations, global resistance movements and migrations and developments in East Asia. It brings together the latest theoretical empirical work from scholars in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, China and Israel on the significance of culture and global consciousness. As such, Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity will be of great interest to scholars across and beyond the social sciences working in the areas of global studies, cultural studies, social theory, the sociology of religion and related issues.

Understanding Modern Art

The Boundless Spirit of Clay Edgar Spohn

Author: David R Beasley

Publisher: David Beasley

ISBN: 0915317109

Category: Art

Page: 131

View: 3110


150 p., 154 illus. 74 in color, Soft cover. ISBN 0-915317-10-9 $10 “This eminently readable, vivid account of the American artist, Clay Edgar Spohn (1898-1977) provides numerous revelations about modern art, isms, and art institutions.... By 1948 Abstract Expressionism became a recognized "School" and Marcel Duchamp's anti-art was being transcended by Spohn's Assemblage-art, and ‘Discovered Objects.’... This portrait mirrors again the fate of artists who "follow their own direction" without compromise to the establishment of the day or the market, and present a challenge to contemporary society,” Maria Maryniak. “... Spohn’s, The Ballet of the Elements (front cover). San Francisco art critic Tom Albright described this painting exhibited with the best works of West Coast painters, “...with its stripe-like allusions to landscape under a ‘sky’ of fluid, shorthand squiggles, is altogether unique in this context (i.e. the projection still of the fervor, the desperation, the iconoclasm and ethical commitment etc. that went into them) and perhaps for that reason stands out as the exhibition’s most monumental single masterpiece."

Modern Art

A Critical Introduction

Author: Pam Meecham,Julie Sheldon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281942

Category: Art

Page: 354

View: 8898


Modern Art: A Critical Introduction traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements, and the theories that influenced and attempted to explain them. Its radical approach foregoes the chronological approach to art movements in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. The editors investigate the main developments in art interpretation and draw examples from a wide range of genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. This new edition has been restructured to focus on key themes. It has also been fully updated to include many more examples of recent art practice, as well as an expanded glossary and comprehensive marginal notes providing definitions of key terms. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of visual examples, Modern Art: A Critical Introduction is the essential textbook for students of Art History.