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Richard R. Brettell's innovative and beautifully-illustrated account explores the works of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Dali--as well as lesser-known figures--in relation to expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and the rise of the museum. Beginning with The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, Brettell follows the development of the major European avant-garde groups: the Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, and Surrealists. Giving attention to the changing social, economic, and political climate, the book focuses on conditions for the development of modern art such as urban capitalism, modernity, and the accessible image made possible by art museums, temporary exhibitions, lithography, and photography. Brettell examines artists' responses to modernism, including changes in representation, vision, and "the art of seeing." Combining the most recent scholarship with 140 illustrations--75 in full color--the book chronicles the change in art and image itself, from the iconology of new representations of the nude human form to the anti-iconography of "art without 'subject'": landscape painting, text and image, and abstraction.

Tracing common themes of representation, imagination, perception, and sexuality across works in a wide range of different media, and offering profuse illustration to bring the changing art forms vividly to life, Modern Art 1851-1929 presents a fresh approach to the fine art and photography of this remarkable era.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-225) and index.

About the Author

Richard R. Brettell, formerly Director of the Dallas Museum, is currently an independent consultant to museums around the world.

Table of Contents

'Introduction: The Great Exhibition of 1851, London: Paris: the capital of modern art; New technology; The beginnings of modern art

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842206
Author:
Brettell, Richard R.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Richard R.
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
European
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Art, european
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art, European--20th century
Subject:
Art, European - 19th century
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
93-R027
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
ELT/ESL: intended for use in teaching English as a
Language:
English
Illustrations:
96 color and 56 b/w illus.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.400 x 9.300 in 1.413 lb

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