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    Movements in Modern Art: Abstract Art
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    In a new approach to the subject, Mel Gooding rejects the widely accepted notion that the story of abstraction can be traced as a succession of stylistic trends each set within its own art historical context.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism
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    Although influenced to some extent by Surrealism and European abstract painting, Abstract Expressionism was hailed by critics as the first truly American avant-garde movement. It took post-war America by storm and its impact was swiftly felt

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    Movements in Modern Art: Arte Povera
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    ‘Robert Lumley’s new text on Arte Povera provides a much needed guide … His elegantly lucid text cuts through thickets of misinformation and hyperbole to present a history that is remarkably cogent, illustrating Arte Povera’s centrality to world art and continuing importance to the art of today.’ Richard Flood, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Conceptual Art
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    Conceptual art set out to challenge two key assumptions normally associated with art – the production of objects to look at and the act of contemplative looking itself. This accessible introduction explores the reasons why the new avant-garde that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s felt compelled to produce such critical work and examines the extent to which this movement may be regarded as the turning point between the modernist past of painting and the postmodernist present of the contemporary art world.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Cubism
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    Cubism, perhaps the seminal movement for the arts of the twentieth century, was also one of the most complex. Divided between the annual public exhibition and the emerging network of private galleries, between French and immigrant artists, it was

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    Movements in Modern Art: Expressionism
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    The term `Expressionist’ was initially applied to French modern painting displayed in a Berlin Secession exhibition of 1911. By the time of the First World War; the broader concept of `Expressionism’ permeated German metropolitan culture at many levels. Though lacking stylistic cohesion, the movement was united by a rejection of Impressionism and a search for an inner, essential reality behind the external world of appearances.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Futurism
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    Futurism, the brainchild in 1909 of Italian writer and cultural impresario F.T. Marinetti, was the defining avant-garde art movement of the early twentieth century. Inspired by the cities, technology, speed and latent violence of the world around them, as well as by the ideas of thinkers such as Bergson and Nietzsche, the Futurists created an

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    Movements in Modern art: Minimalism
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    In this thought-provoking publication David Batchelor looks at the varied types of criticism and interpretation to which Minimalism has been subjected over the years. It ends by discussing how Minimalism, which has had a huge influence on subsequent art, continues to inform the work of contemporary artists.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Modernism
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    Charles Harrison looks at Modernist works in order to consider what the defining characteristics of modernism are, also exploring the critical terms in which this art has been represented.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Post-Impressionism
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    Hard on the heels of the Impressionists came artists with a different agenda. Dissatisfied with the essentially short-term effects Impressionism had mastered, they strove in their different ways for an art of a more permanent, structured and expressive kind. By

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    Movements in Modern Art: Postmodernism
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    Perhaps few words have been as overused and misunderstood in recent times as the term `postmodernism’. This book presents a lively, wide-ranging and highly readable exploration of what postmodernism has come to mean in the context of contemporary art.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Realism
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    Realist art of the twentieth century is striking for its diversity. It has no shared style or manifesto of intention. Yet a common thread in realist art is a commitment to the modern world and to things as they are. This book examines realism in Europe and America, beginning with its roots in the ideas of Gustave Courbet in nineteenth-century France.

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    Movements in Modern Art: Surrealism
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    Surrealism was one of the most interesting and influential art movements of the twentieth century. A collective adventure begun by a small group of intellectuals in Paris in the early 1920s, amongst them Max Ernst, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, its influence was felt through the rest of continental Europe and in Britain, the United States, Mexico and Japan.

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    Pop Art: Art Essentials
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    Pop Art refers to a post-war movement connecting art with popular culture. Billboard signs, comic books, and movie stars were just some of the subjects chosen by pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, to name a few, to illustrate the contemporary world in which they lived.

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