Theories of modern art :

Chipp, Herschel Browning.

Theories of modern art : a source book by artists and critics / - Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, ©1968. - xv, 664 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm. - California studies in the history of art . - California studies in the history of art. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-651) and index.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION --- I. POST-IMPRESSIONISM: Individual Paths to Construction and Expression. 1. Introduction: The Letters of Cézanne -- 2. Paul Cézanne: Excerpts from the Letters -- 3. Introduction: The Letters of van Gogh -- 4. Vincent van Gogh: Excerpts from the Letters --- II. SYMBOLISM AND OTHER SUBJECTIVIST TENDENCIES: Form and the Evocation of Feeling. 5. Introduction: Gauguin and Other Subjectivists -- 6. Paul Gauguin: Synthetist Theories -- 7. Gauguin: On His Paintings -- 8. Gauguin: On Primitivism -- 9. Symbolist Theories --- III. FAUVISM AND EXPRESSIONISM: The Creative Intuition. 10. Introduction by Peter Selz -- 11. Fauvism -- 12. Expressionism --- IV. CUBISM: Form as Expression. 13. Introduction --- V. FUTURISM: Dynamism as the Expression of the Modern World. 14. Introduction by Joshua C. Taylor --- VI. NEOPLASTICISM AND CONSTRUCTIVISM: Abstract and Nonobjective Art. 15. Introduction --- VII. DADA, SURREALISM, AND SCUOLA METAFISICA: The Irrational and the Dream. 16. Introduction: Dada and Surrealism -- 17. Dada -- 18. Surrealism -- 19. Introduction: Scuola Metafisica by Joshua C. Taylor --- VIII. ART AND POLITICS: The Artist and the Social Order. 20. Introduction by Peter Selz --- IX. CONTEMPORARY ART: The Autonomy of the Work of Art. 21. Introduction: The Americans -- 22. Introduction: The Europeans --- APPENDIX.

Herschel B. Chipp's 'Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics' is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics - some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few - and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.

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Art, Modern--History.--19th century
Art, Modern--History.--20th century


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