History Of Modern Art

A History Of Modern Art

A History Of Modern Art

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Author : Hjørvardur Harvard Arnason
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Release : 1978
Total Pages : 740 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:472129121


History Of Modern Art

History Of Modern Art

Since it first appeared in 1968, History of Modern Art has emphasized the unique formal properties of artworks, and the book has long been recognized for the acuity of its visual analysis.

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Genre : Art
Author : H. H. Arnason
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 816 Pages
ISBN : 0205259472


Provenance

Provenance

A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history. Investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices. Chief among those was the struggling artist John Myatt, a vulnerable single father who was manipulated by Drewe into becoming a prolific art forger. Once Myatt had painted the pieces, the real fraud began. Drewe managed to infiltrate the archives of the upper echelons of the British art world in order to fake the provenance of Myatt's forged pieces, hoping to irrevocably legitimize the fakes while effectively rewriting art history. The story stretches from London to Paris to New York, from tony Manhattan art galleries to the esteemed Giacometti and Dubuffet associations, to the archives at the Tate Gallery. This enormous swindle resulted in the introduction of at least two hundred forged paintings, some of them breathtakingly good and most of them selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many of these fakes are still out in the world, considered genuine and hung prominently in private houses, large galleries, and prestigious museums. And the sacred archives, undermined by John Drewe, remain tainted to this day. Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace. But this is most certainly not fiction; Provenance is the meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery.

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Genre : History
Author : Laney Salisbury
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-07-09
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781101105009


What Are You Looking At

What Are You Looking At

For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year—and are confused—What Are You Looking At? by former director of London’s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it such big money? Join BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next trip to the art gallery is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. With his offbeat humor, down-to-earth storytelling, and flair for odd details that spark insights, Will Gompertz is the perfect tour guide for modern art. His book doesn’t tell us if a work of art is good; it gives us the knowledge to decide for ourselves.

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Genre : Art
Author : Will Gompertz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-10-25
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781101561133


The Stories Of The Mona Lisa

The Stories Of The Mona Lisa

“Dad, will you tell me a story?” asks a little girl. “Sure,” artist Piotr Barsony responds. “I’ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.” Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the Mona Lisa by Léonardo De Vinci. Piotr acts as the museum guide for his young daughter throughout the book, taking us on a journey through an imaginary museum. He describes famous art movements and artists, including: impressionism, cubism, expressionism, favism, minimalism, surrealism; Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon, Pollock, and more. All of the most famous painters of the modern and contemporary art movements are explained with their own Mona Lisa portraits, in their signature styles. Throughout the book, Piotr acts as a guide, explaining to his daughter (and the reader) each genre of paintings in a clear, simple, and entertaining way. By the end of the book, we discover that he’s actually the artist who’s been painting all those Mona Lisas—and the results are spectacular. The Stories of the Mona Lisa is the perfect book for any child who loves art, history, and a good story.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Piotr Barsony
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-08
Total Pages : 79 Pages
ISBN : 9781620876800


The Short Story Of Art

The Short Story Of Art

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked. The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.

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Genre : Art
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Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2017-05-02
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1780679688


What Was Contemporary Art

What Was Contemporary Art

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the 1930s that put contemporary art in dialogue with premodern works ranging from prehistoric cave pictures to Italian Renaissance paintings. Meyer also treats the controversy that arose in 1948 over the decision by Boston's Institute of Modern Art to change its name to the Institute of Contemporary Art. By retrieving moments in the history of once-current art, Meyer redefines "the contemporary" as a condition of being alive to and alongside other moments, artists, and objects.

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Genre : Art
Author : Richard Meyer
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 374 Pages
ISBN : 9780262135085


Modern Art

Modern Art

Over 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and conceptual pieces trace the story of modern art's innovation and adventure. With explanatory texts for each work, and essays introducing each of the major modern movements, this is an authoritative overview of the ideas and the artworks that shook up standards, assaulted the establishment, and...

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Genre : Art
Author : Hans Werner Holzwarth
Publisher : Taschen America Llc
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 693 Pages
ISBN : 3836555395


Jewish Identity In Modern Art History

Jewish Identity In Modern Art History

The book asks all the right questions about society, culture, religion and art.

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Genre : Art
Author : Catherine M. Soussloff
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1999-03-31
Total Pages : 258 Pages
ISBN : 0520213041


Art In An Age Of Revolution 1750 1800

Art In An Age Of Revolution 1750 1800

Examines art in a broad historical context and explores the artistic repercussions of the major political and economic events of the latter half of the eigtheenth century.

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Genre : Art
Author : Albert Boime
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 521 Pages
ISBN : 0226063348