Modernism's History: A Study in Twentieth-century Art and Ideas

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UNSW Press, 1998 - History - 376 pages
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Encompassing movements from post-impressionism to post-modernism, eminent and widely published art historian Bernard Smith has written a sweeping history, a reformulation of art history in the twentieth century.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE RISE OF THE FORMALESQUE
13
Modernity and its modernisms
15
Theoretical sources of the Formalesque
29
Exotic sources of the Formalesque
52
Occult and primitive sources of the Formalesque
67
The creation of the Formalesque
94
THE FORMALESQUE
107
Politics and the Formalesque
197
The late Formalesque
233
The Eurusan visual culture
255
The turn to meaning
272
Cultural imperialism and the Formalesque
305
Conclusion
343
References cited
346
Index
365

TWENTIETHCENTURY MODERNISM 6 The origins of twentiethcentury modernism
109
Institutionalising the Formalesque
147

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