Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century

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9781856690911: Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century

In this history of Modernism, Edward Lucie-Smith examines the historical, social and intellectual contexts that have underlain individual creativity. The book's structure is strictly chronological, rather than thematic, in order that readers can find affinties between approaches to art normally regarded as separate, such as Pop Art and Conceptualism. The main topics - architecture, painting, sculpture, photography - appear within each chapter in a fixed order. Each chapter begins with an illustrated timeline highlighting the key events of the decade, and outstanding and influential pieces of art are given a special focus.

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In this lucid and coherent history of the century of modernism, renowned art writer Edward Lucie-Smith approaches his material in an innovative way. Rather than presenting 20th-century visual arts as merely a succession of various styles, he goes beyond to examine the historical, social, and intellectual contexts that have surrounded and supported individual creativity.

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Key Benefit: In this lucid and coherent history of the century of modernism, renowned art writer Edward Lucie-Smith approaches his material in a novel way. Rather than presenting 20th-century visual arts as merely a succession of various styles, he goes beyond to examine the historical, social, and intellectual contexts that have surrounded and supported individual creativity. Key Topics: This is the first book of its type to strongly emphasize photography—an art form that has remained accessible without losing its avant-garde status.

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