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Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art Since the 1950's

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andlt;Pandgt;Although a number of books have told the story of modern and contemporary art in Eastern and Central Europe, missing from these accounts have been the sources themselves. This book, the result of years of research by an international team of artists, curators, editors, translators, and scholars working with the Museum of Modern Art, presents primary documents drawn from the artistic archives of Eastern and Central Europe during the second half of the twentieth century. Because the practice of criticism in this region was for many years almost completely suppressed, the writings of the artists themselves often fulfill a critical as well as an aesthetic and ideological function. The manifestoes, photo essays, proposals, scripts, and other writings assembled here comprise the first anthology of this material in any language.The source materials presented--almost all of them previously untranslated into English--are from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The book is introduced by Ilya Kabakov. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and is followed by a case study that chronicles an event or the creation or reception of an artwork, illustrating the issues raised in that chapter.andlt;/Pandgt;

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A sourcebook of primary documents on Eastern and Central European art from the second half of the twentieth century.

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The source materials presented--almost all of them previously untranslated into English--are from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The book is introduced by Ilya Kabakov. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and is followed by a case study that chronicles an event or the creation or reception of an artwork, illustrating the issues raised in that chapter.

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andlt;Pandgt;A sourcebook of primary documents on Eastern and Central European art from the second half of the twentieth century.andlt;/Pandgt;

Synopsis:

Although a number of books have told the story of modern and contemporary art in Eastern and Central Europe, missing from these accounts have been the sources themselves. This book, the result of years of research by an international team of artists, curators, editors, translators, and scholars working with the Museum of Modern Art, presents primary documents drawn from the artistic archives of Eastern and Central Europe during the second half of the twentieth century. Because the practice of criticism in this region was for many years almost completely suppressed, the writings of the artists themselves often fulfill a critical as well as an aesthetic and ideological function. The manifestoes, photo essays, proposals, scripts, and other writings assembled here comprise the first anthology of this material in any language.The source materials presented--almost all of them previously untranslated into English--are from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The book is introduced by Ilya Kabakov. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and is followed by a case study that chronicles an event or the creation or reception of an artwork, illustrating the issues raised in that chapter.

About the Author

Laura Hoptman is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art.Tomas Pospiszyl is Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Prague.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262083133
Subtitle:
A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s
Editor:
Hoptman, Laura J.
With:
Braun, Majlena
Editor:
Hoptman, Laura
Editor:
Pospiszyl, Tomas
Editor:
Hoptman, Laura J.
Author:
Pospiszyl, Tomas
Author:
Hoptman, Laura
Author:
Hoptman, Laura J.
Editor:
Pospiszyl, Tomas
With:
Braun, Majlena
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Art, East European.
Subject:
Art, Central European
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Art, Central European - 20th century
Subject:
Art, Eastern European - 20th century
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Series:
Primary Documents
Publication Date:
20021108
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 band#38;w illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.375 in

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"Synopsis" by , A sourcebook of primary documents on Eastern and Central European art from the second half of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , The source materials presented--almost all of them previously untranslated into English--are from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The book is introduced by Ilya Kabakov. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and is followed by a case study that chronicles an event or the creation or reception of an artwork, illustrating the issues raised in that chapter.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;A sourcebook of primary documents on Eastern and Central European art from the second half of the twentieth century.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Although a number of books have told the story of modern and contemporary art in Eastern and Central Europe, missing from these accounts have been the sources themselves. This book, the result of years of research by an international team of artists, curators, editors, translators, and scholars working with the Museum of Modern Art, presents primary documents drawn from the artistic archives of Eastern and Central Europe during the second half of the twentieth century. Because the practice of criticism in this region was for many years almost completely suppressed, the writings of the artists themselves often fulfill a critical as well as an aesthetic and ideological function. The manifestoes, photo essays, proposals, scripts, and other writings assembled here comprise the first anthology of this material in any language.The source materials presented--almost all of them previously untranslated into English--are from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The book is introduced by Ilya Kabakov. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and is followed by a case study that chronicles an event or the creation or reception of an artwork, illustrating the issues raised in that chapter.
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