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Modern art
Modern art
Elger, Dietmar, contributor.
Uniform Title:
Moderne Kunst. English
Publication Information:
Köln : Taschen, [2016]

Physical Description:
693 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Modern matters: A blow-by-blow account of groundbreaking modernism The modern art adventure began roughly 150 years ago in Paris. A circle of painters, whom we now know as Impressionists, began painting pictures with rapid, often impasto, strokes. They turned to everyday street life for subjects, instead of overblown heroic scenes, and they escaped the power of the establishment salon by organizing their own independent exhibitions. After this first assault on standard academic practice, there was no holding back. In a constant desire to challenge, innovate, and inspire, one modernist style supplanted the next: Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Abstract Art, renewed Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimal and Conceptual Art. This indispensable overview traces the restless energy of modern art with a year-by-year succession of the groundbreaking artworks that shook standards, and broke down barriers. Each of these stand-out pieces is accompanied by a text profiling the artist and discussing the importance of their work. Introductory essays, meanwhile, explain the most significant modernist movements.
General Note:
"With essays by Dietmar Elger, Anne Ganteführer-Trier, Karin H. Grimme, Barbara Hess, Hans Werner Holzwarth, Klaus Honnef, Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Sylvia Martin, Daniel Marzona, Kerstin Stremmel, Norbert Wolf."

Original edition: Taschen, 2011.

Includes index.
Modern art -- Impressionism -- Symbolism -- Cubism -- Expressionism -- Futurism -- Abstract art -- Dadaism -- Realism -- Surrealism -- Abstract expressionism -- Pop art -- Minimal art -- Conceptual art -- Post-modernism.
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