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The Arts in Spain (World of Art),9780500203156

The Arts in Spain (World of Art)

Edition: 00
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 2/17/1999
Publisher(s): THAMES&HUD
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From the dawn of mankind's artistic achievement in the cave paintings of Altamira, to Picasso's groundbreaking Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and beyond, the arts in Spain tangibly illustrate the unique course of Spanish history. In this wide-ranging critical overview, John F. Moffitt concentrates on paradigms of painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, and architecture, situating them within their historical context. Professor Moffitt first traces Iberian and Roman beginnings and examines the Islamic and Christian foundations of Cordoba and the Escorial. He discusses the masterworks of El Greco, Zurbaran, Velazquez, and Goya, the innovations of Picasso, Dali, and Mira, and the advent of postmodernism in Spain. Authoritative and ambitious, the book encompasses the enormous breadth of the Spanish artistic panorama, revealing how many of its most characteristic modern traits were present in earliest times.

Table of Contents

Preface 7(2)
Beginnings in Diversity
Christianity and Islam in the Formation of Spanish Art
The Europeanization of Spanish Art
Renaissance Adaptations in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Art
The National Style and the Golden Age of Spanish Art
Revolution and Tradition in Bourbon Spain
The Revolutionary Twentieth Century Mirrored in Spanish Art
Select Bibliography 232(1)
List of Illustrations 233(3)
Index 236

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