Modernism's History: A Study in Twentieth-Century Art and Ideas

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Modernism's History: A Study in Twentieth-Century Art and Ideas - Smith, Bernard
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The history of twentieth-century visual arts can no longer be written as a succession of avant-garde movements, contends eminent art historian Bernard Smith in this stimulating book. He argues that a return to the concept of period style is inevitable and that modernism--the dominant "style" of art that emerged at the end of the nineteenth century and continued through the 1960s--deserves recognition as a period style. Smith renames this period Formalesque since it is no longer modern and since it emphasizes the formal ...

Modernism's History: A Study in Twentieth-Century Art and Ideas 1998, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300073928

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