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Modern Artists on Art 2ND Editionby Robert L Herbert
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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 Léger, and more.
of leading 20th-centuryartistic innovators talk about their work. Four newly added essays by Schwitters, Ernst, Lissitzky, and Leger.
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
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.
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
Gleizes and Metzinger
Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture (1912)
Preface to the First Exhibition of Futurist Sculpture (1913)
Le Corbusier and Ozenfant
New Russian Art (1922)
The Machine Aesthetic (1924)
On Modern Art (1924)
Beyond Painting (1937)
The Constructive Idea in Art (1937)
Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art (1937)
On My Painting (1938)
The Sculptor's Aims (1934)
Notes on Sculpture (1937)
Primitive Art (1941)
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