The Cubist epoch

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Phaidon, 1970 - Art - 320 pages
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Cubism originated in Paris between 1906 and 19O8 and was the creation oficasso and Braque, a Spaniard and a Frenchman. Within four years, however,he pictorial methods and technical innovations of these two young paintersad been seized on by other artists in France, Germany, Holland, Italy,zechoslovakia, Russia and England. Thus Cubism, the first fundamentaleevaluation since the Renaissance of what artists should record in theirorks of art and how they should do it, rapidly became the most influentialovement in Western art in the first half of the 20th century, continuing toffect the pictorial method of most major artists until the 1940s. This bookas first published to accompany a major exhibition curated by the author athe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1970.;Douglas Cooper had himselfnown well the principal protagonists in the Cubist Movement, owned works byhem and written extensively on the subject. The exhibition was mounted whenany of the artists, dealers, writers and collectors who created andurthered the development of Cubism were still alive to act as primary

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LJ's reviewer initially dubbed this volume "a significant work on the Cubist movement" and found that "the book's greatest strength is its treatment of individual artists." This heavily illustrated title remains "strongly recommended" (LJ 6/1/71). Read full review


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