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Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

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With his landmark 1919 painting The City, Fernand Land#233;ger (1881and#150;1955) inaugurated a vitally experimental decade during which he and others redefined the practice of painting in confrontation with the forms of cultural production that were central to urban life, ranging from graphic and advertising design to theater, dance, film, and architecture. This catalogue casts new light on the painting (reproducing all of its studies together for the first time), the avant-garde use of print media, and Land#233;gerand#8217;s fascination with cinema and architecture, and contextualizes a network of international avant-gardesand#151;including Blaise Cendrars, Le Corbusier, Jean Epstein, Piet Mondrian, Amand#233;dand#233;e Ozenfant, Francis Picabia, and Theo van Doesburgand#151;in relation to Land#233;ger. Featuring nearly 250 images of paintings, architectural designs, models, posters, set designs, and film stills and an anthology of relevant historical texts not previously published in English, this handsome volume conveys the spirit of experimentation of the 1920s. Scholars in the fields of art, architecture, and film history offer a deeper understanding of the relationship between art and the modern urban experience that defined this significant chapter in the history of modern art.

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An insightful look at the dynamic relationship between modern art and modern urban life in 1920s Paris through the lens of Fernand Land#233;gerand#8217;s masterpiece The City

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Anna Vallye is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300197662
Author:
Vallye, Anna
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Papapetros, Spyros
Author:
Gough, Maria
Author:
Wild, Jennifer
Author:
Derouet, Christian
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
238 color + 11 b/w illus.
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
11 x 9.5 in

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An insightful look at the dynamic relationship between modern art and modern urban life in 1920s Paris through the lens of Fernand Land#233;gerand#8217;s masterpiece The City

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