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World of Art Series Abstract Art,9780500202371

World of Art Series Abstract Art

Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 1/17/1990
Publisher(s): THAMES&HUD
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Since its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century, Western abstract art has fascinated, outraged and bewildered. Anna Moszynska shows here how abstract art originated and evolved, placing it in its broad historical and cultural context. She traces the paths to abstraction forged by artists such as Balla, Kupka and Delaunay, and examines the pioneering work of Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian. She discusses the Russian Constructivists, the De Stijl group and the Bauhaus artists, and contrasts the geometric tendencies of the 1930s and 1940s with the post-War emphasis on personal expression that culminated in Abstract Expressionism in the United States. Finally, she considers the work of "Post-Painterly," Op, Kinetic and Minimal artists and examines the revived abstraction practised by NeoGeo and other artists of the 1980s. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Observing the World: Paths to Abstraction 1910-14p. 11
Looking Inwards: Investigations 1912-20p. 45
Social Ideals: Constructing the Future 1920-39p. 71
Abstractions in Europe: 1939-56p. 119
Focus on Expression: USA 1939-56p. 141
Objective Approaches: Abstract art since 1956p. 173
Afterwordp. 219
Bibliographyp. 230
List of Illustrationsp. 233
Indexp. 238
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