Modern Art, 1905-1945

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Chambers, 2004 - Art - 143 pages
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Chambers Arts Library is a new series designed to provide students and general readers with authoritative, affordable and beautifully illustrated books on a range of topics. Written by experts and featuring extensive bibliographies, this collection is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in the arts. Modern Art 1905-1945 provides an introduction to modern art and criticism that will be valuable to both students and general readers. It analyses the major movements in painting, sculpture and architecture - Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Abstraction - as well as the lesser-known movements of the era. Biographical information and lists of key works highlight the significance of figures such as Picasso, Kandinsky and Matisse, whose works were to influence fundamentally the art of the second half of the twentieth century. Covers movements including Fauvism, Cubism, NeoPlasticism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Magic Realism. Over 100 colour plates, including some of the most significant works of the early 20th century, with informative captions. Panels focus on the life and work of key artists. Chronology puts works in political and social context.

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