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|
|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/Department:||Arts > Art History|
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2010 09:55|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 20:57|
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