Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925, How a Radical Idea Changed Modern ArtRegular price SFr. 80.00 Sale price Save SFr. -80.00
Matthew Affron, Leah Dickerman
Thames & Hudson, 2012
Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925 explores the development of abstraction from the moment of its declaration around 1912 to its establishment as the foundation of avant-garde practice in the mid-1920s. The book brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction's early history to draw a cross-media portrait of this watershed moment in which traditional art was reinvented in a wholesale way. Works are presented in groups that serve as case studies, each engaging a key topic in abstraction's first years: an artist, a movement, an exhibition or thematic concern. Key focal points include Vasily Kandinsky's ambitious Compositions V, VI and VII; a selection of Piet Mondrian's work that offers a distilled narrative of his trajectory to Neo-plasticism; and all the extant Suprematist pictures that Kazimir Malevich showed in the landmark '0.10' exhibition in 1915.
English - 376 Pages - 24.9 cm x 3.3 cm x 31.2 cm - 2.5 Kg