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Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism

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Publisher Comments:

Much-loved British painter L. S. Lowry (1887and#150;1976) made the industrial city the focus of his career. This book, published to accompany a retrospective at Tate Britain, shows how Lowry depicted the public rituals of working-class urban life: football matches and protest marches; evictions and fistfights; workers going to and from the mill. He was also a landscape painter, and he sought to show the effects of the industrial revolution. Written by groundbreaking art historians T. J. Clark and Anne M. Wagner, this is a fresh approach to the study of this popular painter

Review:

"With originality and impressive breadth, Clark examines modernism as a historical phenomenon. Moving from the French Revolution forward, he uses art historical movements and moments as a springboard for discussing the ways in which they were reactions to and reacted with the larger social and historical context of the times. This sets the stage for dark's main theme: that modernism was a reactionary phenomenon that was born and died with socialism. Lucidly written, Clark is a master of contextual detail and at effortlessly moving the discussion between larger historical frameworks and the specific moments. Equal to Clark's work is the book's lovely production with 92 color and 160 b/w illustrations." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

In this intense and far-reaching book, acclaimed art historian T. J. Clark offers a new vision of the art of the past two centuries, focusing on moments when art responded directly, in extreme terms, to the ongoing disaster called "modernity".

About the Author

T. J. Clark is professor emeritus of modern art at the University of California, Berkeley. Anne Wagner is professor emerita of modern and conand#173;temporary art, University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300089103
Author:
Clark, T. J.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Clark, Timothy J.
Author:
Wagner, Anne M.
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Modernism (Art)
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
Individual Artist
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 color illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 7 in

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