Ways Around Modernism

By Stephen Bann

© 2007 – Routledge

234 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Series

Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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ART / General
ART009000
ART / Criticism & Theory
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies