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This rich, readable anthology contains 17 unabridged essays by some of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators. Chosen for their intrinsic quality and documentary value by editor Robert L. Herbert — Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke College — the essays are presented in their entirety to allow the fullest possible expression of their authors' ideas.

Ranging in tone from questing to contentious, the pieces encompass a broad spectrum of forceful artistic opinion and theory — from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger's 1912 presentation of Cubist theory to Henry Moore's three brief essays, three decades later, on sculpture and primitive art. Among other contributions are the reminiscences of Kandinsky; Le Corbusier and Ozenfant on Purism; Klee on modern art; Mondrian on plastic art; and Beckmann describing his painting. Essays by Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, and Fernand Léger, added to this second edition, have expanded the anthology considerably and extended its range to include Dada, Surrealism, and the "machine esthetic."

Described by the Canadian Forum as "an excellent collection of carefully selected essays by some of the most significant spokesmen among Modern artists," these challenging essays not only will provide much food for thought for art historians and theorists but also will be a smorgasbord of continuing inspiration for all artists and art students — whether or not they are devotees of "modern" art.

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Sixteen of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand L&eacute;ger, and more.

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of leading 20th-centuryartistic innovators talk about their work. Four newly added essays by Schwitters, Ernst, Lissitzky, and Leger.

Synopsis:

In this rich, readable anthology, 16 of the 20th century’s leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about the theories that drive their work—from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger’s 1912 presentation of cubist theory to Henry Moore’s comments, three decades later, on sculp

Synopsis:

16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand Léger, and more.

Synopsis:

16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work — from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger's 1912 presentation of cubist theory to Henry Moore's comments, three decades later, on sculpture and primitive art. Four newly added essays by Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, and Fernand Léger.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Dover Edition

Preface

Gleizes and Metzinger

  Cubism (1912)

Kandinsky

  Reminiscences (1913)

Boccioni

  Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture (1912)

  Preface to the First Exhibition of Futurist Sculpture (1913)

Le Corbusier and Ozenfant

  Purism (1920)

Schwitters

  Merz (1920)

Lissitzky

  New Russian Art (1922)

L&eacute;ger

  The Machine Aesthetic (1924)

Klee

  On Modern Art (1924)

Malevich

  Suprematism (1927)

Ernst

  Beyond Painting (1937)

Gabo

  The Constructive Idea in Art (1937)

Mondrian

  Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art (1937)

Beckmann

  On My Painting (1938)

Moore

  The Sculptor's Aims (1934)

  Notes on Sculpture (1937)

  Primitive Art (1941)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486411910
Editor:
Herbert, Robert L.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Herbert, Robert L.
Author:
Herbert, Robert L.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art criticism
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Enlarged
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
00-018
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.53 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Sixteen of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand L&eacute;ger, and more.

"Synopsis" by , of leading 20th-centuryartistic innovators talk about their work. Four newly added essays by Schwitters, Ernst, Lissitzky, and Leger.

"Synopsis" by , In this rich, readable anthology, 16 of the 20th century’s leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about the theories that drive their work—from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger’s 1912 presentation of cubist theory to Henry Moore’s comments, three decades later, on sculp
"Synopsis" by ,
16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand Léger, and more.

"Synopsis" by ,
16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work — from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger's 1912 presentation of cubist theory to Henry Moore's comments, three decades later, on sculpture and primitive art. Four newly added essays by Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, and Fernand Léger.
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