20th Century Modern Art Products

  • The Situationist International in Britain

    Modernism, Surrealism, and the Avant-Garde

    By Sam Cooper

    This book tells, for the first time, the story of the Situationist International’s influence and afterlives in Britain, where its radical ideas have been rapturously welcomed and fiercely resisted. The Situationist International presented itself as the culmination of the twentieth century…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Angela Carter and Surrealism

    'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'

    By Anna Watz

    In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Art of Joaquín Torres-García

    Constructive Universalism and the Inversion of Abstraction

    By Aarnoud Rommens

    Intertwining art history, aesthetic theory, and Latin American studies, Aarnoud Rommens challenges contemporary Eurocentric revisions of the history of abstraction through this study of the Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García. After studying and painting (for decades) in Europe, Torres-García…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge

  • Towards Tate Modern - Art, Building & City

    By Caroline Donnellan

    Tate Modern is not modern - it was a century in the making. This interdisciplinary book is a unique account of a how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful museum it is today. Tate Modern had to entice an audience which had earlier railed against modern art but by creating its…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Part-Architecture

    The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris

    By Emma Cheatle

    Part-Architecture presents a detailed and original study of Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre through another seminal modernist artwork, Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass. Aligning the two works materially, historically and conceptually, the book challenges the accepted architectural descriptions of the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19 
    Routledge

  • Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924-1939

    By Linda Steer

    The first monograph to analyze the Surrealist gesture of photographic appropriation, this study examines "found" photographs in three French Surrealist reviews published in the 1920s and 1930s: La Révolution surréaliste, edited by André Breton; Documents, edited by Georges Bataille; and Minotaure,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Art in the North of England, 1979–2008

    By Gabriel N. Gee

    Based on rare archival material and numerous interviews with practitioners, Art in the North of England 1979-2008 analyses the relation between political and economic changes stemming from the 1980s and artistic developments in the principal cities of the North of England in the late 20th century.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • The Artwork of Gerhard Richter

    Painting, Critical Theory and Cultural Transformation

    By Darryn Ansted

    By uniquely treating Gerhard Richter’s entire oeuvre as a single subject, Darryn Ansted combines research into Richter’s first art career as a socialist realist with study of his subsequent decisions as a significant contemporary artist. Analysis of Richter’s East German murals, early work, lesser…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
    Routledge

  • Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850

    By Kathryn Barush

    The practice of walking to a sacred space for personal and spiritual transformation has long held a place in the British imagination. Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain examines the intersections of the concept of pilgrimage and the visual imagination from the years 1790 to 1850. Through a close…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Francesca Woodman's Dark Gaze

    The Diazotypes and Other Late Works

    By Claire Raymond

    Focusing on the later work of the American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), Claire Raymond takes up the question of the disintegrative condition of the art she produced in the last year of her life. Departing from the techniques of her earlier compositions, Woodman worked in the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-23 
    Routledge

  • India in Art in Ireland

    Edited by Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • American Women Artists, 1935-1970

    Gender, Culture, and Politics

    By Helen Langa, Paula Wisotzki

    Numerous American women artists built successful professional careers in the mid-twentieth century while confronting challenging cultural transitions: shifts in stylistic avant-gardism, harsh political transformations, and changing gender expectations for both women and men. These social and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge

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