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Barcelona and Modernity : Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali - William H. Robinson

Barcelona and Modernity

Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali

Hardcover Published: 10th October 2006
ISBN: 9780300121063
Number Of Pages: 524

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During the years after the September Revolution of 1868, Barcelona experienced tremendous industrial growth and emerged as the most politically and culturally progressive city in Spain. "Barcelona and Modernity" examines this remarkable seventy-one-year period, when Barcelona also reigned as one of the most dynamic centers of modernist art and architecture in Europe. Focusing on the Catalan Renaixenca, Modernisme, Noucentisme, avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, and artistic reactions to the Spanish Civil War, essays by an extraordinary international team of scholars offer new insights into the work of such Catalan artists as Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, among others, by setting them in context with the art of their teachers, colleagues, and rivals.
With approximately 350 works in a variety of media--painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, decorative arts, and architectural design--this intriguing book also explores how Catalan artists derived inspiration from local traditions while contributing their own innovations to international modernism. Broader in scope than any previous treatment of the subject, this book is sure to alter popular perceptions of Catalonia and become a fundamental text for years to come.

The Renaixenca in artp. 22
Greeting the dawn : the impact of the Renaixenca in periodicals and architecturep. 27
The new art : modernismep. 34
Casas and Rusinol : the allure of Montmartrep. 42
The second generation of modernista paintersp. 54
Modernista illustrated magazinesp. 61
The art of the posterp. 69
Symbolist sculpturep. 72
Quatre gats and the origins of Picasso's careerp. 80
Graphic art of the quatre gatsp. 93
Picasso's fellows at the tavern : beyond modernisme?p. 96
Art and anarchism in the city of bombsp. 106
Bourgeois life and the representation of womenp. 114
Casas and the chronicle of social lifep. 120
Nonell and Mani : two artists against the currentp. 125
Picasso's blue periodp. 135
Architecture and design of the modernista erap. 144
Puig i Cadafalch, a versatile architectp. 152
Domenech i Montaner and architectural synthesisp. 158
The decorative arts of the modernista era : European art nouveau plus the local traditionp. 165
Fabrics and fashion at the turn of the centuryp. 171
Homar and busquets : modernista furniture makers and ensembliersp. 178
Gaudi : the art of architecturep. 185
Casa Mila, a legendary monumentp. 195
The extravagant jujolp. 202
La Sagrada familiap. 211
Catalan Noucentisme, the Mediterranean, and traditionp. 226
The Almanach dels Noucentistes, a hybrid manifestop. 233
Picasso in Gosol : savoring the secrets of the mysterious landp. 236
The forms of paradise : Noucentista painting and sculpturep. 249
Noucentisme and the revival of classicismp. 260
The mediterranean roots of Noucentista sculpturep. 266
Noucentista graphic arts and journalsp. 273
Textiles and fashion in the 1910sp. 278
Noucentisme between architecture and the art of the objectp. 281
Noucentisme and the influence of French art decop. 294
Avant-gardes for a new centuryp. 304
Gleizes and Picabia at Galeries Dalmau : too green for our teethp. 319
The avant-garde visual poetry of Junoy and Salvat-Papasseitp. 328
Art-Evolucio and Vibracionismo : Torres-Garcia, Barradas, and the exaltation of the cityp. 333
Art and anti-art : Miro, Dali, and the Catalan avant-gardep. 339
Paranoiac surrealismp. 348
Between amateur and avant-garde : the professional photographer in Barcelona during the 1930sp. 354
Against logic : the Exposicio Logicofobista in Cataloniap. 361
Miro and ADLANp. 369
Two sculptors forged in Barcelona : Gargallo and Gonzalezp. 375
Revivalism to rationalism in architecture and planningp. 384
The Barcelona Pavilionp. 390
GATCPAC (1930-36) : social architecture and the functional city for a new societyp. 400
Rational or organic : Barcelona furniture of the 1930sp. 410
Barcelona in the maelstromp. 414
Painting in the shadow of death : Dali, Miro, and the Spanish Civil Warp. 426
Miro's Aldez L'Espagnelp. 431
Artistic jewelryp. 435
Catalans! Catalonia! : Catalan nationalism and Spanish Civil War propaganda postersp. 436
From war to magic : the Spanish pavilion, Paris 1937p. 450
Picasso's dream and lie of Francop. 458
Picasso : Guernica and his reaction to the Civil Warp. 461
Gonzalez : Montserrat and the symbolism of the Civil Warp. 468
The fall of the republicp. 474
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ISBN: 9780300121063
ISBN-10: 0300121067
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 10th October 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 22.9  x 4.78
Weight (kg): 3.24

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