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Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction: The Early Twentieth Century

Perry, Gillian; Frascina, Francis and Harrison, Charles eds. (1993). Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction: The Early Twentieth Century. Yale University Press.

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This volume presents a survey of art from the first two decades of the twentieth century. The authors begin by exploring how aspects of the primitive were invoked by the rural artists' colonies formed in France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century and by the work of the Fauves and the German Expressionists a few years later. The book then develops an analysis of Cubist works based on semiotic theory, considering the social and cultural values encoded in such signifying systems, and investigating the relationship between representation and ideology. The final chapter considers some problems of interpretation and evolution posed by specific examples of abstract art ranging from Malevich to Mondrian.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1993 Yale University Press
ISBN: 0-300-05515-3, 978-0-300-05515-3
Extra Information: 1998, translated as Primitvismo,Cubismo Y Abstraccion: Los primeros anos del siglo XX, Akal Ediciones, Madrid ISBN 84 460 0868 8
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 21843
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:39
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