Jewellery In The Age Of Modernism 1918 1940

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Jewellery In The Age Of Modernism 1918 1940

Author : Simon Bliss
ISBN : 9781501326806
Genre : Art
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Why has jewellery and body adornment often been marginalized in studies of modernist art and design? This study explores the relationship between jewellery, modernism and modernity from the 'jazz age' to the second world war in order to challenge the view that these portable art forms have only a minor role to play in histories of modernism. From the masterworks of the Parisian jewellery houses to the film and photography of Man Ray, this study seeks to present jewellery in a new light, where issues of representation and display are considered to be as important in the creation of a modern 'jewellery culture' as the objects themselves. Drawing on material from museums, archives, contemporary journals, memoirs, literary and theoretical texts, this study shows how the emergence of modern jewellery began to seriously question conventional notions of body adornment.
Category: Art

Lead In Modern And Contemporary Art

Author : Sharon Hecker
ISBN : 9781350196469
Genre : Art
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Lead in Modern and Contemporary Art is the first edited volume to critically examine uses of lead as both material and cultural signifier in modern and contemporary art. The book analyzes the work of a diverse group of artists working in Europe, the Middle East, and North America, and takes into account the ways in which gender, race, and class can affect the cultural perception of lead. A distinguished group of international contributors from various fields, both established and early in their careers, explore lead's relevance from a number of perspectives, including art history, technical art history, art criticism and curatorial studies. Drawing on current art historical concerns with materiality, this volume builds on recent exhibitions and scholarship that reconsider the role of materials in shaping artistic meaning, thus giving a central relevance to the object and its physicality.
Category: Art

Enlightened Animals In Eighteenth Century Art

Author : Sarah Cohen
ISBN : 9781350203594
Genre : Art
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How do our senses help us to understand the world? This question, which preoccupied Enlightenment thinkers, also emerged as a key theme in depictions of animals in eighteenth-century art. This book examines the ways in which painters such as Chardin, as well as sculptors, porcelain modelers, and other decorative designers portrayed animals as sensing subjects who physically confirmed the value of material experience. The sensual style known today as the Rococo encouraged the proliferation of animals as exemplars of empirical inquiry, ranging from the popular subject of the monkey artist to the alchemical wonders of the life-sized porcelain animals created for the Saxon court. Examining writings on sensory knowledge by La Mettrie, Condillac, Diderot and other philosophers side by side with depictions of the animal in art, Cohen argues that artists promoted the animal as a sensory subject while also validating the material basis of their own professional practice.
Category: Art

Georges Rouault And Material Imagining

Author : Jennifer Johnson
ISBN : 9781501346101
Genre : Art
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Described as a difficult and dark painter, Georges Rouault's oeuvre is deeply experimental. Images of the circus emerge from a plethora of chaotic marks, while numerous landscapes appear as if ossified in thick paint. Georges Rouault and Material Imagining approaches Rouault in relation to contemporary theories about making and material, examining how he constructs a 'material consciousness' that departs from other modern painters. Rouault's work explodes the genre of painting, drawing upon the residue of Gustave Moreau's symbolism, the extremities of Fauvism, and the radical theatrical experiments of Alfred Jarry. The repetitions and re-workings at the heart of Rouault's process defy conventional chronological treatment, and place the emphasis upon the coming-into-being of the work of art. Ultimately, the process of making is revealed as both a search for understanding and a response to the problematic world of the twentieth century. Georges Rouault and Material Imagining therefore offers an innovative critical approach to the various questions raised by this difficult modernist.
Category: Art

Bringing Modernism Home

Author : Carol Sue Boram-Hays
ISBN : UOM:39015060615443
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Ceramics, glass, furniture, and metal-work are among the media and forms featured in Bringing Modernism Home: Ohio Decorative Arts, 1890-1960. Published in conjunction with the 2005 exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art, Bringing Modernism Home showcases the many contributions that Ohio made in decorative arts during an important seventy-year period. It explores, with illustrated examples of work from more than 120 artists and companies, Ohioans' influence in bringing international vanguard movements - such as Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Biomorphism - out of art galleries and museums and into homes.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles


Author : Alastair Duncan
ISBN : UOM:39015045631069
Genre : Art
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Six major design styles during 1880 - 1940 form the basis of the Modernist Movement which embraces a diverse range of the decorative and applied and graphic arts. Starting with the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America we progress through European and American Art Noveau, the Weiner Werkstatte based on Vienna, the De Stijl movement centred in Holland, the Bauhaus emanating from Germany, and ending with the Art Deco movement throughout Europe and America. In a series of essays, Alastair Duncan, brings together these disparate but connected movements under the one umbrella of modernism. The book provides an overview of these movements and links them together. The essays are built around full colour photographs of unique objects from the Modernism Collection of the Norwest Corporation of Minneapolis. The emphasis is on three-dimensional works including metalwork, glassware, ceramics, and selected furniture as well as graphic design mainly in the form of posters.
Category: Art

Twentieth Century Ornament

Author : Jonathan M. Woodham
ISBN : UOM:39015047828309
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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Encompassing constructivism, classicism, Bauhaus, surrealism, pop, and postmodern, Woodham's (design history, Brighton Polytechnic) chronological account describes, compares and contrasts all the major trends in North American and European ornament from 1900 to the present. With 400 illustrations, 200 in color. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Decoration and ornament

Vital Forms

Author : Brooke Kamin Rapaport
ISBN : UOM:39015051431826
Genre : Art
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Examines the emergence of abstract organic forms and their assimilation into the popular arts and culture of American life from 1940-1960, covering advertising, decorative arts, commercial design, and the fine arts.
Category: Art

Historical Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015073568696
Genre : History, Modern
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Category: History, Modern

Rolph Scarlett

Author : Judith Nasby
ISBN : 9780773528048
Genre : Art
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The first critical retrospective of Rolph Scarlett's extraordinary achievements.
Category: Art

Art Deco Complete

Author : Alastair Duncan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124113148
Genre : Art deco
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Straddling two World Wars and the Great Depression, ushering in the Jazz Age and the era of the automobile and skyscraper, fomenting in the great cities of Europe and America and shaping everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to the humble desk lamp, the story of Art Deco is the story of our modern world. In this book, the most comprehensive account of the decorative arts of the Art Deco period ever assembled, Alastair Duncan celebrates the style's rich variety of form and its diverse international roots as the very factors that make it a perennial favourite of modern collectors and designers. Sumptuously illustrated and written by one of the world's leading experts, Art Deco Complete will be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
Category: Art deco

Surreal Things

Author : Victoria and Albert Museum
ISBN : UCSD:31822034525030
Genre : Art
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Published to accompany the exhibition held at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 29 March - 22 July 2007, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 29 September 2007 - 6 January 2008, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 3 Match - 7 September 2008.
Category: Art

Art Deco Architecture

Author : Patricia Bayer
ISBN : UOM:39015033752489
Genre : Design
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Surveys 1920s and 1930s buildings that epitomize the art deco movement, including hotels, residences, movie theaters, and restaurants
Category: Design

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X001774001
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

Essential Art Deco

Author : Ghislaine Wood
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026007034
Genre : Art deco
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Essential Art Deco captures the essence of the style which swept across the globe in the 1920s and 1930s, altering the skyline of cities from Shanghai to Rio, and adding an exotic vibrant edge to everything from cinema and fashion to ocean lines and automobiles. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book explores the extraordinary visual language of the style. Skilful juxtaposition of source material and iconic Deco pieces shows how designers borrowed from the exotic cultures of Ancient Egypt, Meso-America, the oriental East and Africa and from the man-made world of skyscrapers and machines, developing in the process a new and highly distinctive iconography. Images inspired by the natural world of plants and animals, sunbursts and fountains, contrast with the geometric forms of avant-garde painting and design, culminating eventually in the symbolic idiom of streamlining. Deeply eclectic and highly decorative, Art Deco was all about fantasy, fun and glamour - themes that are celebrated in this attractive book and which still strike a popular chord today.
Category: Art deco

American Art Directory

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ISBN : UOM:39015038924372
Genre : Art
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The biographical material formerly included in the directory is issued separately as Who's who in American art, 1936/37-
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Book Review Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066121404
Genre : Books
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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.
Category: Books

America History And Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133520721
Genre : Canada
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Category: Canada

New York

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020586504
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Category: New York (N.Y.)