20th Century Modern Art Products

  • Modernism and the Mediterranean

    The Maeght Foundation, 1st Edition

    By Jan K. Birksted

    Situated in a Mediterranean landscape, the Maeght Foundation is a unique Modernist museum, product of an extraordinary collaboration between the architect, José Luis Sert, and the artists whose work was to be displayed there. The architecture, garden design and art offer a rare opportunity to see…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Histories of Vision

  • Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

    1st Edition

    By Vassiliki Rapti

    Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting. This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Culture

    Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O’Hara, and Bob Dylan, 1st Edition

    By Rona Cran

    Emphasizing the diversity of twentieth-century collage practices, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all four, collage was an important creative catalyst, employed cathartically, aggressively, and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16

  • Ornament and Order

    Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon, 1st Edition

    By Rafael Schacter

    Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market), their academic and popular examination still remains within old debates which argue…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22

  • Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism

    International Experiments in Italy, 1st Edition

    By Marin R. Sullivan

    Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism is structured around four distinct but interrelated projects initially realized in Italy between 1966 and 1972: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Newspaper Sphere (Sfera di giornali), Robert Smithson’s Asphalt Rundown, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Architecture of James Stirling and His Partners James Gowan and Michael Wilford

    A Study of Architectural Creativity in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey H. Baker

    Sir James Stirling was arguably the greatest British architect of the twentieth century. This book provides the most comprehensive critical survey of Stirling's work to date, charting the development of his ideas from his formative years, through his partnership with James Gowan, on to his period…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02

  • Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine

    The Modern Figures of the Masses, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Schreiber

    Interweaving nuanced discussions of politics, visuality, and gender, Gender and Activism in a Little Magazine uncovers the complex ways that gender figures into the graphic satire created by artists for the New York City-based socialist journal, the Masses. This exceptional magazine was published…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • The New York School Poets and the Neo-Avant-Garde

    Between Radical Art and Radical Chic, 1st Edition

    By Mark Silverberg

    New York City was the site of a remarkable cultural and artistic renaissance during the 1950s and '60s. In the first monograph to treat all five major poets of the New York School-John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler-Mark Silverberg examines this rich period…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Scottish Art since 1960

    Historical Reflections and Contemporary Overviews, 1st Edition

    By Craig Richardson

    Craig Richardson here addresses key areas of cultural politics and identity in a way that not only illuminates the development of Scottish art, but teases out another strand of the plurality of developments which led to the success of artists throughout the UK in the 1990s. It is of the highest…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Across the World with the Johnsons

    Visual Culture and American Empire in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Prue Ahrens, Lamont Lindstrom, Fiona Paisley

    During the interwar period Osa and Martin Johnson became famous for their films that brought exotic and far-off locations to the American cinema. Before the advent of mass tourism and television, their films played a major part in providing the means by which large audiences in the US and beyond…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Empire and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • Mikhail Larionov and the Cultural Politics of Late Imperial Russia

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Warren

    In the turbulent atmosphere of early twentieth-century Tsarist Russia, avant-garde artists took advantage of a newly pluralistic culture in order to challenge orthodoxies of form as well as social prohibitions. Very few did this as effectively, or to as broad an audience, as Mikhail Larionov. This…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751-1919

    Wasted Looks, 1st Edition

    By Julia Skelly

    Highly innovative and long overdue, this study analyzes the visual culture of addiction produced in Britain during the long nineteenth century. The book examines well-known images such as William Hogarth's Gin Lane (1751), as well as lesser-known artworks including Alfred Priest's painting Cocaine…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

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