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Visions of the Modern By John Golding

Visions of the Modern
by John Golding

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A collection of essays on modern art by John Golding. It assembles many of his most important essays: some long out of print, others first published in journals inaccessible to the average reader, while others started life as lectures. Artists featured include Matisse, Picasso, and Brancusi.
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Visions of the Modern by John Golding

John Golding is one of the most highly regarded living writers on modern art. "Visions of the Modern" assembles many of his most important essays: some long out of print, others first published in journals inaccessible to the average reader, still others which started life as lectures. Together they create a whole far greater than the sum of its parts. A distinguished painter in his own right, John Golding taught for many years at the Courtauld Institute and at the Royal College of Art, and has held the Slade Professorship at Cambridge. He brings to his scholarship a particular understanding of the way in which the giants of modernism - Picasso, Matisse, Leger, Malevich, Brancusi, Duchamp and others - faced and achieved their goals and careers. And a dialogue between Golding and the philosopher Richard Wollheim casts new light on the origins and aims of abstract art.

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Table of Contents


Guillaume Apollinaire - the painters' friend; Fauvism and the school of Chatou - Post-Impressionism in crisis; two new views of Matisse - a book and an exhibition pioneering Cubism; still-life lives; two Picasso exhibitions - early and late; Leger and the heroism of modern life; Ozenfant; futurism in Venice; supreme suprematist - Malevich; white magic - Brancusi; Picasso's "Gongora"; Picasso and Surrealism; the blind mirror - Andre Breton and painting; Duchamp - the large glass; Arshile Gorky - the search for self; Frank Stella's working space; postscript - interview with Richard Wollheim.

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GOR002809124
Visions of the Modern by John Golding
John Golding
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1994-02-01
368
0500236747
9780500236741
N/A
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