Visions of the Modern

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University of California Press, 1 janv. 1994 - 368 pages
John Golding is one of the most highly regarded living writers on modern art. Visions of the Modern assembles many of his most important essays: some long out of print, others first published in journals inaccessible to the average reader, still others which started life as lectures. Taken together they create an authoritative, deeply informed and original account of this century's art. A distinguished painter in his own right, John Golding taught for many years at the Courtauld Institute in the University of London and at the Royal College of Art. He brings to his scholarship a particular understanding of the way in which the pioneering giants of artistic modernism - Picasso, Matisse, Leger, Malevich, Brancusi, Duchamp and others - faced challenges and achieved their individual goals. An appendix to the book, in the form of a dialogue between Golding and the philosopher Richard Wollheim, casts new light on the origins and aims of abstract art. Visions of the Modern presents some of the most astute critical analyses of contemporary art ever made. For anyone seeking to fully comprehend the radical artistic upheavals of the twentieth century, it is utterly indispensable.
 

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VISIONS OF THE MODERN

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Golding, a British painter and teacher, culls from three decades of essays and lectures to provide a personable overview of Europe's early Modernist art. For Golding, ``modern'' refers not to ... Consulter l'avis complet

Visions of the modern

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Renowned British painter, critic, and art historian Golding has written various substantive books on Cubism, Fauvism, and key pioneer modernists (e.g., Cubism: A History and Analysis, Harvard Univ. Pr ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
7
the Painters Friend
11
PostImpressionism in Crisis
29
a Book and an Exhibition
47
Pioneering Cubism
66
StillLife Lives
80
Early and Late
101
Leger and the Heroism of Modern Life
119
Picassos Gongora
201
Picasso and Surrealism
210
Andre Breton and Painting
246
The Large Glass
265
the Search for Self
311
Frank Stellas Working Space
326
Interview with Richard Wollheim
335
Notes
355

Ozenfant
140
Futurism in Venice
151
Supreme Suprematist Malevich
169
Brancusi
185
List of Illustrations
363
Sources
365
Index
366
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John Golding is a painter and renowned art historian who has written widely on twentieth-century art. He taught for many years at the Courtauld Institute in London and the Royal College of Art. His own work is in major museums and private collections in Europe and North America.

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