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Modern art, 1851-1929 : capitalism and representation

By: Brettell, Richard

Part of the Oxford history of art series
019284220X / 9780192842206
Paperback
709'.034
01/04/1999
Stock expected by 18/11/2019
England
24 cm ix, 258p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
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The period 1851 to 1929 witnessed the rise of the major European avant-garde groups: the Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, and Surrealists.

It was also a time of rapid social, economic, and political change, encompassing a revolution in communication systems and technology, and an unprecedented growth in the availability of printed images.

Richard Brettell's innovative account explores the aims and achievements -- the beautiful and the bizarre -- of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Dali, in relation to urban capitalism and expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and the museum.

Tracing common themes of representation, imagination, perception, and sexuality across works in a wide range of different media he presents a fresh approach to the fine art and photography of this remarkable era.

BIC:

1D Europe, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 3JJ 20th century, ACX History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFC Cultural studies

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