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Abstract Art : World of Art - Anna Moszynska

Abstract Art

World of Art

Paperback Published: 17th January 1990
ISBN: 9780500202371
Number Of Pages: 240

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By placing abstract art within its political and cultural history, Anna Moszynska elucidates a form that, since its origin, has bewildered its admirers and detractors alike. She offers the reader a comprehensive trajectory of abstraction-- from the radically new pictorial language of Bella and Delaunnay, to the visceral spirituality of Kandinsky and Mondrian, to the geometrically-obsessed artists of the 1930s and 1940s. The author takes us from the origin of the movement during the First World War to the post-World War II Zeitgeist that emphasized personal expression, and finally, the revival of Abstraction practiced by Neo-Geo, among others, in the 1980s. A succinct and deftly written account of abstraction, Moszynska offers both an overview of the philosophy of the movement as well as analyses of the approaches of individual artists.

Prefacep. 7
Observing the World: Paths to Abstraction 1910-14p. 11
Looking Inwards: Investigations 1912-20p. 45
Social Ideals: Constructing the Future 1920-39p. 71
Abstractions in Europe: 1939-56p. 119
Focus on Expression: USA 1939-56p. 141
Objective Approaches: Abstract art since 1956p. 173
Afterwordp. 219
Bibliographyp. 230
List of Illustrationsp. 233
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780500202371
ISBN-10: 0500202370
Series: World of Art
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th January 1990
Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 15.04  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1