20th Century Modern Art Products

  • India in Art in Ireland

    Ends of Empire, Medieval Manuscripts to Contemporary Photography

    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 – 2016-03-24 
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • 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 – 2016-03-04 

  • Hans Hollein and Postmodernism

    Art and Architecture in Austria, 1958-1985

    By Eva Branscome

    Set within the broader context of post-war Austria and the re-education initiatives set up there by the Allied forces, particularly the USA, this book investigates the art and architecture scene in Vienna to ask how this can inform our broader understanding of architectural Postmodernism. Within an…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 

  • 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 – 2016-01-04

  • Locating American Art

    Finding Art's Meaning in Museums, Colonial Period to the Present

    By Cynthia Fowler

    How does museum location shape the interpretation of an art object by critics, curators, art historians, and others? To what extent is the value of a work of art determined by its location? Providing a close examination of individual works of American art in relation to gallery and museum location,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine

    Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955

    By Dolores Flamiano

    The tension between social reform photography and photojournalism is examined through this study of the life and work of German émigré Hansel Mieth (1909-1998), who made an unlikely journey from migrant farm worker to Life photographer. She was the second woman in that role, after Margaret…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan

    St. Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel

    By Aaron Rosen

    ‘When you’re in New York,’ the sculptor Louise Nevelson once said, ‘you’re in perpetual resurrection.’ She might have said the same thing about St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In the 1970s the church made a radical move, scrapping its neo-gothic…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Consuming Surrealism in American Culture

    Dissident Modernism

    By Sandra Zalman

    Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism argues that Surrealism worked as a powerful agitator to disrupt dominant ideas of modern art in the United States. Unlike standard accounts that focus on Surrealism in the U.S. during the 1940s as a point of departure for the ascendance…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    Ashgate Studies in Surrealism

  • The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde

    Nature's Creative Principles

    By Isabel Wünsche

    The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel Wünsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the formation of these…

    Hardback – 2015-10-16
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Art, Technology and Nature

    Renaissance to Postmodernity

    By Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam, Jacob Wamberg

    Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • The Meaning of Modern Architecture

    Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading

    By Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler

    Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07

  • Drawing in the Twenty-First Century

    The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Practice

    By Elizabeth A. Pergam

    As a response to the ubiquity of drawing in contemporary consciousness and a corresponding dearth of critical engagement with the medium, these collected essays provide original interpretations of artists’ drawing today. Questions of process, politics, scale, and community raised in the work of…

    Hardback – 2015-07-31

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