Varieties of Modernism

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Paul Wood
Yale University Press, 2004 - Art - 411 pages
02 This book, the third in the Art of the Twentieth Century series, considers works of art produced in Europe and the United States between the 1930s and the 1960s.Arranged in four main parts, this abundantly illustrated book begins by examining aspects of the European avant-garde from the 1930s to the aftermath of the Second World War. The second part focuses on the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the U.S., in particular the work of Jackson Pollock and important critics. Part three looks at “autonomous” high modernism of the early to mid-1960s and the contemporary, related modernist theorization of photography. The final part of the book addresses the reemergence in the 1950s and 1960s of the concerns of the 1920 avant-gardes operating in the so-called “gap between art and life.” Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.
This book, the third in the Art of the Twentieth Century series, considers works of art produced in Europe and the United States between the 1930s and the 1960s.Arranged in four main parts, this abundantly illustrated book begins by examining aspects of the European avant-garde from the 1930s to the aftermath of the Second World War. The second part focuses on the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the U.S., in particular the work of Jackson Pollock and important critics. Part three looks at “autonomous” high modernism of the early to mid-1960s and the contemporary, related modernist theorization of photography. The final part of the book addresses the reemergence in the 1950s and 1960s of the concerns of the 1920 avant-gardes operating in the so-called “gap between art and life.” Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.
 

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Contents

PART FOUR The Resumption of the AvantGarde
48
Surrealisms other side
53
from Realism to Abstraction
70
Chapter 4
112
Chapter 5
147
PART THREE American NAodernism in the 1960s
161
Minimalisms situation
216
The neoavantgarde 27
305
Chapter 10
313
Chapter 8
327
painting and
339
Chapter 12
363
Further reading
399
Vernacular modernism 24
410
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Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.