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Art in theory, 1900-1990 : an anthology of changing ideas

Author: Charles Harrison; Paul Wood
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : Blackwell, 1993.
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Art in Theory 1815-1900 is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collection of documents ever assembled on 19th century theories of art. Like its highly successful companion volume, Art in Theory 1900-1990, this indispensable volume provides the documentary material for informed and up-to-date study. Its 236 texts, clear organization, and considerable editorial content help to create the essential guide to art

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Harrison; Paul Wood
ISBN: 0631165746 9780631165743 0631165754 9780631165750
OCLC Number: 25371768
Description: xxv, 1189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The legacy of symbolism --
Classicism and originality --
Expression and the primitive --
II. The idea of the modern world --
Modernity --
Cubism --
III. Rationalization and transformation --
Neo-classicism and the call to order --
Dissent and disorder --
Abstraction and form --
Utility and construction --
IV. Freedom, responsibility and power --
The modern as ideal --
Realism as figuration --
Realism as critique --
Modernism as critique --
V. The individual and the social --
The American avant-garde --
Individualism in Europe --
Art and society --
VI. Modernization and Modernism --
Art and modern life --
Modernist art --
VII. Institutions and objections --
Objecthood and reductivism --
Attitudes to form --
Political aspects --
Critical revisions --
VIII. Ideas of the postmodern --
The condition of history --
The critique of originality --
Figures of difference.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Harrison and Paul Wood.


This text examines art and art-critical theory of the 20th century and is designed to equip the reader with the necessary materials for an understanding of 20th century art at a time when debates  Read more...


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