Описание: This definitive book on the renowned postwar avant-garde artistic movement offers a comprehensive insight into Cobra's history and achievements, and explores its lasting influences on contemporary art. The European artistic collective known as Cobra was born in the wake of World War II's devastating events, its name an acronym for the native cities of its founders: Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Brussels. The influential group of painters and sculptors had a tremendous impact on the development of European Abstract Expressionism, and contemporary art in general. Cobra was arguably the last avant-garde movement of the 20th century. Moving chronologically, this book explores the years leading up to Cobra's formation, charts its complex expansion over a decade, and illuminates how the movement helped shape the trajectory of contemporary art today. Thoughtfully integrated among the numerous images, many presented as full-page color illustrations, are essays that probe the ideological hallmarks that shaped the group as a whole: its rejection of rational constraints; a focus on play and youthfulness; and its embrace of immediacy, particularly in the form of "action" paintings. In addition, comprehensive biographies of the artists illuminate crucial aspects of each individual's journey, helping to expand readers' understanding of Europe's socio-political and theoretical climate.
Описание: Focuses on the tradition of Czech glass art and its technical and artistic innovations. This title brings the various facets of Czech artistic output together to demonstrate the contributions of Czech artists in the 20th century.
Описание: This book is devoted to the complex relationship between Russian art and the East - be it the Russian East or the Far East - with special focus on the radical artists who shaped the development of modern art a century ago. The rituals of Siberian shamans, the ancient funerary sculptures from the steppes seen as a crystallized presence of archaic and everlasting forms of worship, Chinese popular prints, Japanese engravings, Theosophic and Anthroposophic theories, and Indian philosophy are but some of the elements that inspired the aesthetic and theoretical pursuits of the new generation of Russian artists and writers just before the October 1917 Revolution. This book examines figures such as Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Pavel Filonov, Natalia Goncharova, Wassily Kandinsky, Mikhail Larionov, and Kazimir Malevich, who were deeply aware of the significance of the East for their art, and contributed to launching a rich debate that left a deep and permanent mark on their artistic praxis.
Название: Avant Garde - Russian Arch ISBN: 1854900773 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781854900777 Издательство: Grange Books Цена: 342 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Avant-Garde Modernism dominated the Russian architectural profession throughout the 1920s. Though severely limited by the disruptions of revolutions and civil war, the Avant-Garde has left behind it a body of theoretical work and a number of important completed projects that exerted a profound influence on pioneers of the Modern movement such as Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer. Too often reduced to a single, homogenous movement, Soviet Modernism is here presented in all its considerable diversity; with over 300 rarely seen contemporary photographs, and documents by leading Modernists such as Tatlin, Melkikov and Golosov. In a new essay, Catherine Cooke examines the pre-revolutionary origins of the Avant-Garde and highlights the numerous fissures and tensions that characterized the movement during its decade of greatest influence.
Описание: The Russian Avant-Garde movement is a common term denoting a most remarkable art phenomenon that flourished in Russia from 1890 to 1930 which covered art, literature, cinema, sculpture, architecture and political propaganda. Work from this period is easily recognizable thanks to bright colors, geometric shapes and bold lettering. This lavishly illustrated exhibition catalogue features six major works from renowned Russian Avant-Garde artists: Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, Ivan Kliun, Ilja Chashnik, El Lissitzky and Lyubov Popova. These works will be accompanied by a selection of original documents, objects, manuscripts and photographs from the art historian and independent scholar Andr i Nakov's private collection which will contribute to highlight the importance of this critical current in the formulation of Modern Art. The book will also refer to the contribution in the late 1950s by Canadian diplomats posted in Moscow and their role in assisting George Costakis, collector of Russian art whose collection became the most representative body of Modern Russian Avant-Garde art anywhere. Numerous publications have been devoted to the non-objective Russian Avant-Garde in recent years, but there is still much to be explored with regard to the movement and its beginnings.
Название: Russian Avant Garde ISBN: 185490390X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781854903907 Издательство: Grange Books Цена: 2286 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The imagery of the revolutionary Russian artists and architects from 1910 to 1920 still remains popular today: however, many of the underlying theories of these artists and designers are only available in the Russian language and remain inaccessible to the West. Through a series of collected essays, many appearing in English for the first time, this text focuses on the influences, architecture, design and art of these underlying theories and concepts, exploring such issues as: new approaches to art and architecture; the aesthetic and social impact of mass production; and new technologies and new communications. The book contains accounts of the theories of such artists as Kandinsky, Malevich and Rodchenko and of key modernist architects such as the Constructivists, the Rationalists and Melnikhov. Other issues discussed include the impact of Viollet-le-Duc in 19th-century Russia and the role of Russian art nouveau in the 1900s.