Les Fauves: A Sourcebook by Russell T. ClementLes Fauves: A Sourcebook by Russell T. Clement

Les Fauves: A Sourcebook

byRussell T. Clement

Hardcover | May 1, 1994

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This is the first comprehensive scholarly bibliography/research guide/sourcebook on the major French Fauve painters (Henri Matisse and Georges Braque are treated in separate Greenwood bio-bibliographies). It includes information on 3,120 books and articles as well as chronologies, biographical sketches, and exhibition lists. Each artist receives a primary and secondary bibliography with many annotated entries. Secondary bibliographies include details about each artists' life and career, relationships with other artists, work in various media, iconography, and more. Designed for art historians, art students, museum and gallery curators, and art lovers alike, this volume organizes the vast literature surrounding this fascinating, revolutionary, 20th-century art group. Genuinely new art is always challenging, sometimes even shocking to those unprepared for it. In 1905, the paintings of Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and their friends shocked conservative museum-goers; hence, the eventual popularity of art critic Louis Vauxcelles's tag les fauves, or "wild beasts" by which these artists became known. Although it lasted only three or four years, Fauvism is recognized as the first artistic revolution of international consequence in the 20th century. It was based on the glorification of pure saturated colors and the free expression of primitivism. It was a dynamic sensualism; an equilibrium of passion and order, fire and austerity that could not last. By the end of 1908, Fauvism collapsed in the face of Cubism, which, moreover, several Fauve artists helped to form.
Title:Les Fauves: A SourcebookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313283338

ISBN - 13:9780313283338

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?After reviewing this book I cannot imagine a fine arts library, maybe even a general reference library, functioning without a copy of Les Fauves: A Sourcebook on its reference shelf. The broadest bibliographic overview to date. Les Fauves: A Sourcebook is a research book, not a primary resource. It will appeal most to graduate-level researchers and scholars and function at its best within a research library that can take advantage of its depth and breadth. However, that same depth and breadth, in a single volume, are what make it most useful to public, high school, and community college libraries and their patrons.??RQ