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Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis

Tate Modern (Gallery); Blazwick, Iwona, Editor

ISBN 10: 1854373447 / ISBN 13: 9781854373441
Published by Tate Gallery Pubn, 2001
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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pp.296 incl. index, further reading, List of exhibited Works, Lenders to the Exhibition, Acknowledgements, Notes on Contributors. Obviously rarely used. The original price sticker on the back is L26. "Century City is one of the largest and most complex exhibition projects ever undertaken by a museum in this country (UK)" Beuatiful pictures of the cities and their art. Much of the art reproduction is in full page color. Light crease in spine, very tight and clean. A tiny bit of rubbing on the edge of the back cover. Spine says, "Century City explores the relationship between art and the city, presenting defining moments of the Modern through a global perspective, this book focuses on nine cities which have at specific historical moments acted as catalysts for innovation in visual, culture. Bombay/Mumbai, Lagos, London, Moscow, New York Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Vienna." Covers are yellow, orange and black. Size: 11" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002020

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Title: Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern ...

Publisher: Tate Gallery Pubn

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Oversize Bound Paperback

Illustrator: Photographs & Art Work Reprints

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Art Catalog/Art Catalogue

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This is the catalogue of Tate Modern's first major exhibition, due to open in February 2001. The modern city provides the social, aesthetic, historical and political framework within which to explore the arts and ideas of the 20th century. The book focuses on nine cities across the world, which, at specific moments in the 20th century, have all acted as cauldrons of innovation to visual culture. It examines a multitude of artistic practices including architecture, design, film, performance art, philosophy, poetry, literature, and music, as well as painting, photography, and sculpture. Among the cities considered is Paris (1905-1915), as the centre of an international avant-garde where Cubist masterpieces evolved in parallel with dance and literature generated by the habitues of cafes or garrets; 1920s Moscow, where Russian Contructivism focused art, architecture, design, and cinema into a grand utopian vision; post-colonial Lagos, where "high life" music provided the ambience for artists and intellectuals to create a cultural ferment; and Tokyo in the 1970s, where conceptual and performance-based strategies and New Wave cinema flourished.

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Artists in the London section of the exhibition include Gillian Wearing, Keith Coventry, Henry Bond & Liam Gillick; the New York section includes work by Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Laurie Anderson, and Jene Highstein.Text contributions by Geeta Kapur, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Okwui Enwezor, Olu Oguibe, Emma Dexter, Lutz Becker, Donna De Salvo, Serge Fauchereau, Paulo Venancio Filho, Reiko Momii, Richard Calvocoressi, Keith Hartley, Joachim Schlör, Sharon Zukin, and Ziauddin Sardar.

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