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Harrison, Charles, 1942-; Tate Gallery

Modernism is used generally to convey a faith in progress and a healthy scepticism for received ideas and traditional values. Harrison looks at modernism in order to consider what the defining characteristics of this art form are

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Tate, 1997
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Statement of responsibility: Charles Harrison
ISBN: 1854371843, 9781854371843
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77) and index.
Physical Description: 80 p. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 25 cm.
Series: Movements in modern art
Subject: Modernism; Modern Art; Art, Modern 20th century.; Modernism (Art)


  1. What is modernism?
  2. a modernist tradition
  3. self-consciousness and sceptism
  4. effects and sensations
  5. significant form
  6. the primitive and the pure
  7. a two-dimensional matter
  8. modernism and realism revisited
  9. sculpture, privacy and the postmodern.