"Post-Impressionism to World War II" is an exciting anthology of the best art history writings of the Post-Impressionist period. Several key essays by critics including Benjamin, Greenberg and Burger knit together primary sources and classic, 'canonical' criticism. This book: collects the most important writings on art history from Post-Impressionism to the mid-20th century, covering both canonical and contemporary perspectives; offers a chronicle of avant-garde practice during an especially creative, if volatile, period of history; features several key essays by critics including Benjamin, Greenberg and Burger; and, includes recent critical interventions from a range of methodological perspectives - both well-known and less familiar. This book organizes material thematically, and features introductory essays to each of the five sections. It provides a valuable, stimulating resource for students and teachers alike and offers new ways to think about and teach this important period in art history.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
"This is a neat little collection of textual sources that will prove invaluable to students and teachers of high modernism. Debbie Lewer has done an excellent job in editing an exemplary selection of texts from the familiar to the obscure... This anthology represents the first book to be published as part of a new series: the Blackwell Anthologies in Art History. These books will provide overviews of major periods in art history. If they are all of this consistent quality then this will prove to be an excellent and invaluable series." The Art Book "Post-Impressionism to World War II is a skillfully selected anthology of texts on art history and theory which will be of great value to undergraduate and graduate students of art history and cultural theory." Andrew Causey, University of Manchester "At the heart of Debbie Lewer's selection of texts lies a powerful sense ofthe way modern art intersected with broader political and cultural debates.This will prove to be an inspiring and enduring resource for students oftwentieth-century art." David Hopkins, University of Glasgow "This is an invaluable collection of the texts that set the terms for and responded to the modernist projects of the twentieth century, supported by clear, nuanced editorial essays situating them within a range of critical understandings." Elizabeth Legge, University of Toronto