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Tate Modern: The Handbook

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This book celebrates the opening of Tate Modern in London and introduces readers to the building, the collection, and the new approach to modern and contemporary art. The gallery presents the twentieth century through the reinterpretation of four classic themes: the nude, landscape, still life, and history painting. Their reemergence in modern art as the body, the environment, the everyday, and society is discussed in four introductory texts and through selected writings. The second half of the book is an A to Z of 100 key artists in Tate Modern's international modern collection that are introduced by eleven art historians.

The Tate's collection of international modern art begins with the revolutionary developments that were taking place at the turn of the twentieth century and continues through to today's radically different situation, when media, techniques, and forms of presentation inconceivable 100 years ago dominate the art scene. The benefits of thematic rather than chronological organization are immediate and wonderful, allowing, for example, a view of Monet's Waterlilies next to a stone circle of Richard Long. Such pairings eloquently bear witness to both the great distance and the tremendous affinities between works of art and ways of working at either end of a century.

Tate Modern's individuality lies not only in its collection or its location in the middle of London, in the historical and culturally diverse Bankside district of Shakespeare and Dickens, but also in its architecturethe dramatic conversion of the Bankside Power Station. The Handbook illuminates the movements and terms that have shaped our understanding of the past century. This book is not just about one of the most influential museums in its field, but is also an important tool for the understanding of modern art.

Synopsis:

A beautiful oversized book that celebrates Tate Modern--the building and the collection--London's first national gallery of modern and contemporary art, opening May 2000.

About the Author

Iwona Blazwick is Head of Exhibitions and Display at Tate Modern. Simon Wilson is Communications Editor at the Tate.

Table of Contents

Towards Tate Modern / Michael Craig-Martin — Bankside : international local / Doreen Massey — Showing the twentieth century / Iwona Blazwick and Frances Morris — Landscape, matter, environment / Jennifer Mundy — Still life, object, real life / Paul Moorhouse — History, memory, society / Jeremy Lewison — Nude, action, body / Simon Wilson — 100 artists A-Z.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520227705
Subtitle:
The Handbook
Editor:
Blazwick, Iwona
Foreword:
Nittve, Lars
Editor:
Blazwick, Iwona
Editor:
Wilson, Simon
Author:
Wilson, Simon
Author:
Blazwick, Iwona
Editor:
Nittve, Lars
Foreword:
Wilson, Simon
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley Calif. :
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art -- England -- London.
Subject:
History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-660
Publication Date:
20000801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color illustrations, 17 black-and-wh
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 x 0.88 in 2.02 lb

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