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Baroque Seville by
Call Number: N7962.S48W965
Publication Date: 2017-02-02
Baroque art flourished in seventeenth-century Seville during a tumultuous period of economic decline, social conflict, and natural disasters. This volume explores the patronage that fueled this frenzy of religious artistic and architectural activity and the lasting effects it had on the city and its citizens. Amanda Wunder investigates the great public projects of sacred artwork that were originally conceived as medios divinos-divine solutions to the problems that plagued Seville. These commissions included new polychromed wooden sculptures and richly embroidered clothing for venerable old images, gilded altarpieces and monumental paintings for church interiors, elaborate ephemeral decorations and festival books by which to remember them, and the gut renovation or rebuilding of major churches that had stood for hundreds of years.
Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples by
Call Number: N72.S6C822
Publication Date: 2017-11-08
This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book also presents the city of Naples as a cultural space in which the body functions as a visual, literary, and urban metaphor. By examining the works of Giordano Bruno, Caravaggio, Giambattista Basile, Silvio Fiorillo and Raimondo di Sangro, Principe di San Severo, the essays comprising this volume show the contribution of these world renowned figures to the Baroque imagery of Naples, but also highlight the impact the city had on their work.
Art History after Modernism by
Call Number: N380.B453a
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
"Art history after modernism" does not only mean that art looks different today; it also means that our discourse on art has taken a different direction, if it is safe to say it has taken a direction at all.
Modern Art Despite Modernism by
Call Number: N6490.S886
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Throughout the 20th century, the evolution of mainstream modernism in the arts has been shadowed and complicated by alternative expressions, intended either to set back the clock or to redirect the stream of "progress". This book, published in conjunction with the second of three cycles of millennial exhibitions (MoMA2000) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, explores the anti-modernist impulse as exhibited in painting and sculpture through the social, political, and cultural conflicts of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Modernism and Phenomenology by
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Braiding together strands of literary, phenomenological and art historical reflection, Modernism and Phenomenology explores the ways in which modernist writers and artists return us to wonder before the world.
Color in the Age of Impressionism by
Call Number: N7432.7.K14
Publication Date: 2017-04-21
This study analyzes the impact of color-making technologies on the visual culture of nineteenth-century France, from the early commercialization of synthetic dyes to the Lumière brothers' perfection of the autochrome color photography process. Focusing on Impressionist art, Laura Anne Kalba examines the importance of dyes produced in the second half of the nineteenth century to the vision of artists such as Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet.
Call Number: ND547.5.I4B776
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
A comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated guide to impressionism--the perennially popular artistic movement that led to the radical renewal of Western art. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Rodin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and the other Impressionist artists burst onto the art scene in the second half of the nineteenth century, creating shock waves with their rebellious rejection of the academy's strict rules dictating subject matter, style, and even color.
Tate Introductions: Impressionists by
Call Number: ND192.I4J16
Publication Date: 2018-04-17
In 1874, a French satirical magazine ran a mocking headline: "Exhibition of the Impressionists." The article described a bewildered exhibition-goer wiping his spectacles, thinking they are smudged, before exclaiming, in front of Camille Pissarro's Hoarfrost (1873), "What on earth is that?" Claude Monet had included an on-the-spot study in the exhibition and called it Impression, Sunrise (1872).
Cubism and Its Histories by
Call Number: N6848.5.C82C848
Publication Date: 2004-09-16
Cubism was the most influential artistic movement that emerged in the twentieth century. The hallmarks of its style were stamped on the art, design and architecture and its aesthetic principles governed the representation of modernity across all the arts.
Call Number: ND548.5.C82C848
Publication Date: 1998-07-13
Analyzing paintings by Picasso, Braque, Robert and Sonia Delaunay and their associates, David Cottington describes how the artistic avant-garde, and Cubism within it, were formed by that turbulent and complex moment.
Call Number: NX552.H927
Publication Date: 1999-02-13
Futurism, invented in 1909 by the Italian writer and cultural impresario, F.T. Marinetti, was the defining avant-garde movement of the early twentieth century. Inspired by the cities, technology, speed, and latent violence of the world around them, the Futurists created an art and ideology for their heroic and highly politicized version of modernity. This book examines the impact of Futurism in Italy, England, Russia, and elsewhere, as well as its significance for twentieth-century art as a whole.
Back to the Futurists by
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
The publication will be of interest to scholars and students of European art, literature and cultural history, as well as to the informed general public.
Futurism Basic Art by
Call Number: N6494.F8M383
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
Experimenting with movement, and speed, and abstract light and color, the Futurists developed approaches and techniques that were revolutionary at the time, and in retrospect one can see that the Futurists influenced other avant-garde art movements, most notably Russian Constructivism.