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Ways Around Modernism

By Stephen Bann

© 2007 – Routledge

234 pages

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Paperback: 9780415974226
pub: 2006-12-21
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Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that ‘curiosity’, with its origins in the seventeenth-century world-view can be a valid concept for understanding some aspects of contemporary art that contest the modern, suggesting ways of sidetracking the modern by adopting a lengthier historical view.

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Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
ART / Criticism & Theory
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies