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Modern art / with essays by Dietmar Elger [and 10 others] ; edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth and Laszlo Taschen ; translations, Christopher Cordy [and 6 others].

Elger, Dietmar, (contributor.). Cordy, Christopher, (translator.). Taschen, Laszlo, (editor.). Holzwarth, Hans Werner, (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 3836555395
  • ISBN: 9783836555395
  • Physical Description: 693 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2016]

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General Note:
"With essays by Dietmar Elger, Anne Ganteführer-Trier, Karin H. Grimme, Barbara Hess, Hans Werner Holzwarth, Klaus Honnef, Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Sylvia Martin, Daniel Marzona, Kerstin Stremmel, Norbert Wolf."
Original edition: Taschen, 2011.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Modern art -- Impressionism -- Symbolism -- Cubism -- Expressionism -- Futurism -- Abstract art -- Dadaism -- Realism -- Surrealism -- Abstract expressionism -- Pop art -- Minimal art -- Conceptual art -- Post-modernism.
Summary, etc.:
Modern matters: A blow-by-blow account of groundbreaking modernism The modern art adventure began roughly 150 years ago in Paris. A circle of painters, whom we now know as Impressionists, began painting pictures with rapid, often impasto, strokes. They turned to everyday street life for subjects, instead of overblown heroic scenes, and they escaped the power of the establishment salon by organizing their own independent exhibitions. After this first assault on standard academic practice, there was no holding back. In a constant desire to challenge, innovate, and inspire, one modernist style supplanted the next: Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Abstract Art, renewed Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimal and Conceptual Art. This indispensable overview traces the restless energy of modern art with a year-by-year succession of the groundbreaking artworks that shook standards, and broke down barriers. Each of these stand-out pieces is accompanied by a text profiling the artist and discussing the importance of their work. Introductory essays, meanwhile, explain the most significant modernist movements.
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Art, Modern > 19th century.
Art, Modern > 20th century.
Art movements > History > 19th century.
Art movements > History > 20th century.
Painting, Modern > 19th century.
Painting, Modern > 20th century.
Art > 19e siècle.
Art > 20e siècle.
Mouvements artistiques > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Mouvements artistiques > Histoire > 20e siècle.
Peinture > 19e siècle.
Peinture > 20e siècle.
Genre: History.

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