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World of Art: Abstract Art

ISBN: 9780500204450 ISBN: 9780500204450 ISBN: 9780500204450

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Since the early years of the 20th century, Western abstract art has fascinated, outraged and bewildered audiences. Its path to acceptance within the artistic mainstream was slow and this revised edition, Abstract Art traces the origins and evolution of abstract art within a broad cultural context.

Well-respected scholar Anna Moszynska examines the pioneering work of Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian alongside the Russian Constructivists, the De Stijl group, and the Bauhaus artists, contrasting European geometric abstraction in the 1930s and ’40s with the emphasis on personal expression after World War II. Op, kinetic, and minimal art of the postwar period is discussed and illustrated in detail, and new chapters bring the account up to date, exploring the crisis in abstraction of the 1980s and its revival in recent decades.

Author: Anna Moszynska
Paperback
272 pages
21 x 15cm

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm

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