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Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction - The Early Twentieth Century

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The book presents a survey of art from the first two decades of the 20th century. The authors begin by exploring how aspects of the primitive were invoked by rural artists' colonies formed in France and Germany at the end of the 19th 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.

NB: While the book is in sound condition, almost every page is heavily annotated, though all text is legible - see photo for example.

Item details

Author(s):
Harrison Charles, Frascina Francis & Perry Gill
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0300055161
ISBN-13:
9780300055160
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction - The Early Twentieth Century

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The book presents a survey of art from the first two decades of the 20th century. The authors begin by exploring how aspects of the primitive were invoked by rural artists' colonies formed in France and Germany at the end of the 19th 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.

NB: While the book is in sound condition, almost every page is heavily annotated, though all text is legible - see photo for example.

Author(s):
Harrison Charles, Frascina Francis & Perry Gill
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0300055161
ISBN-13:
9780300055160
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction - The Early Twentieth Century

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