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Title:
Learning to look at modern art
Author:
Acton, Mary.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxiv, 334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415238113

9780415238120
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Book

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Summary

This companion volume to the author's Learning to Look at Paintingssuggests that the best way to understand modern art is to look closely at it, and to consider the different elements that make up each art work: composition, space and form, light and colour, and subject matter.

Engaging and beautifully-written, this guide to art of the modern and postmodern period covers key art movements including:

Expressionism Constructivism the Bauhaus Surrealism Pop Art Conceptual Art Young British Art artistic forms such as architecture and design, sculpture and installation as well as works on canvas.

The book is richly illustrated with colour and black and white images by the artists, designers and architects discussed, ranging from Picasso and Matisse to Le Corbusier, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread.


Table of Contents

1 Modernism and Tradition: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso 1907
2 Modernism and the Dynamic View
3 Marcel Duchamp and his inluence on Conceptual Art
4 Modern Art and the Idea of Expressionism and Self Expression
5 New Concepts of Composition
6 The Dynamic Interpretation of Space and Form
7 The Dynamic Interpretation of Light and Colour
8 Twentieth Century Treatment of Traditional Subjects