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A companion to modern art

A companion to modern art

Meecham, Pam, author

Presents a series of original essays by international and interdisciplinary authors who offer a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of artistic works, movements, approaches, influences, and legacies of Modern Art. A Companion to Modern Art presents a series of original essays by international and interdisciplinary authors who offer a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of artistic works, movements, approaches, influences, and legacies of Modern Art. Presents a contemporary debate and dialogue rather than a seamless consensus on Modern Art Aims for reader accessibility by highlighting a plurality of approaches and voices in the field Presents Modern Art's foundational philosophic ideas and practices, as well as the complexities of key artists such as Cezanne and Picasso, and those who straddled the modern and contemporary Looks at the historical reception of Modern Art, in addition to the latest insights of art historians, curators, and critics to artists, educators, and more

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Published Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Pam Meecham
ISBN: 1118639871, 9781118639870
Physical Description: 512 pages
Series: Blackwell companions to art history
Subject: Modernism; History of art; 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999; Theory of art; Art, Modern.; Art and Design.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to art history.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781118639849


  1. List of Figures ix
  2. Acknowledgments xi
  3. Notes on Contributors xiii
  4. Introduction
  5. Pam Meecham
  6. Part I Ancient & Modern
  7. 1 Revitalizing Romanticism; or, Reflections on the Nietzschean Aesthetic and the Modern Imagination
  8. Colin Trodd
  9. 2 A Cartography of Desires and Taboos: The Modern Primitive and the Antipodes
  10. Andrew McNamara and Ann Stephen
  11. 3 Primitive/Modern/Contemporary
  12. Paul Wood
  13. 4 Did Modernism Redefine Classicism? The Ancient Modernity of Classical Greek Art
  14. Whitney Davis
  15. 5 Robert Goldwater and the Search for the Primitive: The Asmat Project at the Museum of Primitive Art
  16. Nick Stanley
  17. 6 Surrealist Ireland: the Archaic, the Modern and the Marvelous
  18. Fionna Barber
  19. Part II Displaying the Modern
  20. 7 Picturing the Installation Shot
  21. Julie Sheldon
  22. 8 Contemporary Displays of Modern Art
  23. Pam Meecham
  24. 9 Camera-Eye: Photography and Modernism
  25. Liz Wells
  26. 10 Photographic Installation Strategies En-bloc and In-the-round
  27. Wiebke Leister
  28. 11 Documenta 6: Memories of Another Modernism
  29. Judith Brocklehurst
  30. Part III Re-assessments: Modernism and Globalization
  31. 12 Bijiasuo and Truth: Modernism Reassessed in an Era of Globalization
  32. Jonathan Harris
  33. 13 Extensive Modernity: On the Refunctioning of Artists as Producers
  34. Angela Dimitrakaki
  35. 14 Architecture’s Modernisms
  36. Richard J. Williams
  37. 15 The Wide Margins of the Century: Rural Modernism, Pastoral Peasants, and Economic Migrations
  38. Rosemary Shirley
  39. 16 Destabilizing Essentialism through Localizing Modernism
  40. Naoko Uchiyama
  41. Part IV Locating Modernism: Multiple Modernisms and Nation Building
  42. 17 The Many Modernisms of Australian Art
  43. Laura Back
  44. 18 Greek-Cypriot Locality: (Re) Defining our Understanding of European Modernity
  45. Elena Stylianou and Nicos Philippou
  46. 19 A Northern Avant-garde: Spaces and Cultural Transfer
  47. Annika O¨hrner
  48. 20 Modernisms, Genealogy, and Utopias in Finland
  49. Renja Suominen-Kokkonen
  50. 21 The Engaged Artist: Considerations of Relevance
  51. Greta Berman
  52. 22 Visualizing Figures of Caribbean Slavery through Modernism
  53. Leon Wainwright
  54. Part V The Modern Artist, the Modern Child, and a Modern Art Education
  55. 23 A Modern Art Education
  56. Claire Robins
  57. 24 Misrecognition: Child’s Play, Modern Art, and Vygotskian Psychology
  58. Nicholas Addison
  59. 25 MoMA and the Modern Child: The Critical Role of Education Programming in MoMA’s Modernism
  60. Briley Rasmussen
  61. 26 Paul C´ezanne’s Young Girl at the Piano – Overture to “Tannh¨auser” or “Le Haschisch des femmes”
  62. Anna Green
  63. Index