Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists And Critics by Herschel B. ChippTheories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists And Critics by Herschel B. Chipp

Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists And Critics

byHerschel B. ChippContribution byPeter Selz, Joshua C. Taylor

Paperback | June 13, 1984

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Herschel B. Chipp'sTheories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Criticsis a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics—some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few—and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.
Herschel B. Chippis Professor of Art History at the University of California in Berkeley and the author of Theories of Modern Art.
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Title:Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists And CriticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:June 13, 1984Publisher:University of California Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520052560

ISBN - 13:9780520052567

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from great sources, terrible layout Filled to the brim with letters, reviews and words from artists themselves such as Picasso, Pollack, etc. Unfortunately, reading this book was incredibly difficult. Nothing is organized, and layout leaves you very confused as to where an article ends and another begins. It seems that no attention was paid what-so-ever to any type of basic graphic design principles. The content of this book is absolutely worth buying, don't get me wrong. Just be prepared to scratch your eyes out.
Date published: 2009-03-29

Table of Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

I. POST-IMPRESSIONISM: Individual Paths to Construction and Expression
Introduction: The Letters of Cézanne
Paul Cézanne: Excerpts from the Letters
Introduction: The Lettters of van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh: Excerpts from the Letters

II. SYMBOLISM AND OTHER SUBJECTIVIST TENDENCIES: Form and the Evocation of Feeling
Introduction: Gauguin and Other Subjectivists
Paul Gauguin: Synthetist Theories
Gauguin: On His Paintings
Gauguin: On Primitivism
Symbolist Theories

III. FAUVISM AND EXPRESSIONISM: The Creative Intuition
Introduction by Peter Selz
Fauvism
Expressionism

IV. CUBISM: Form as Expresssion
Introduction

V. FUTURISM: Dynamism as the Expression of the Modern World
Introductoin by Joshua C. Taylor

VI. NEOPLASTICISM AND CONSTRUCTIVISM: Abstract and Nonobjective Art
Introduction

VII. DADA, SURREALISM, ANDSCUOLA METAFISICA: The Irrational and the Dream
Introduction: Dada and Surrealsism
Dada
Surrealism
Introduction:Scuola Metafisicaby Joshua C. Taylor

VIII. ART AND POLITICS: The Artist and the Social Order
Introduction by Peter Selz

IX. CONTEMPORARY ART: The Autonomy of the Work of Art

Introduction: The Americans
Introduction: The Europeans
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

Editorial Reviews

"A rich feast of letters, manifestos, reviews, interviews, and other writings relating to the study of modern art, carefully searched and methodically selected. . . . He wrote the book to fill a need often cited by art historians and students -- to put the study of modern art on a sounder ideological basis. This he does. . . . Other collections of documents of art by modern artists have been printed, but this source book has the advantages of objectivity and large scope. . . . highly recommended for art collections and also for its relevance to humanities in general."