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by H. H. Arnason,Marla F. Prather,Daniel Wheeler

  • ISBN: 0500237573
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: H. H. Arnason,Marla F. Prather,Daniel Wheeler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; 4th edition (1998)
  • Pages: 856
  • ePub book: 1639 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1417 kb
  • Other: lrf lit txt doc
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 573


by H. H. Arnason (Author), Marla F. Prather (Author). This book informs the reader about art in the modern world. It contains information about major contemporary artists, each of whom is placed in the context of his or her times and surroundings.

by H. ISBN-13: 978-0131830561. It is an important source of understanding as the concept of art has changed dramatically in the past hundred years from the days when the first modernists like Picasso and Braque revolutionized it by by making an earthshaking impact on our concepts of shapes and forms.

Hjorvardur Harvard Arnason (1909 – 1986) was an American academic, administrator, author and art historian focusing on modern art. His most enduring contribution was his survey of modern ar. . His most enduring contribution was his survey of modern art, History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture & Photography which was first published in 1968.

Arnason wrote the first History of Modern Art, he gently guided his readers through such comforting realms as impressionism and pointillism, eventually to deposit them in the unfamiliar territory of cubism, surrealism, and even-help!-abstract expressionism.

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Comprehensive and insightful, History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography is the definitive source of information on the art of the modern er. The final section of the book presents thirty-seven artists representative of today's decentralized art scene who are working in mediums ranging from conventional painting and photography to video and performance art.

H. Arnason, Daniel Wheeler. Place of Publication. Fine Arts, Art History.

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An entirely new chapter on Cubism

An entirely new chapter on Cubism. A lively sense of social and historical context. Coverage of work in nontraditional mediums. A culturally diverse selection of artists and a much broader selection of works by women.

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Description: 856 p. : ill. (some co. ; 30 c. SBN: 0500237573; 0810934396. Subject(s): Art, Modern - 20th centuryDDC classification: 709/. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Includes bibliographical references (p. -828) and index. A History of modern art : by Arnason, H. Harry N. Abrams, In. (New York :) 856 p.

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I borrowed the 1998 4th edition, which got generally excellent reviews here at Amazon and elsewhere, for comparison. Like the previous edition, this fifth edition is big (9"x12"x2") and heavy (9 pounds). The chapters, bibliography, glossary, index, and credits take up 832 pages, about the same as the previous edition. Arnason died in 1986; for this edition, Peter Kalb is given as the "revising author," although the preface states that Michael Bird revised chapters 1-24. I couldn't find either Kalb's or Bird's institutional affiliation listed on the book or the dust jacket, which is odd since the 4th edition had a photo of and a paragraph about revising author Marla F. Prather on its jacket.
The chapter titles are largely unchanged: 1 The Sources (was "Prehistory") of Modern Painting; 2 Realism, Impressionism, and Early Photography; 3 Post-Impressionism; 4 The Origins of Modern Architecture and Design; 5 Art Nouveau and the Beginnings of Expressionism (was just "Art Nouveau"); 6 The Origins of Modern Sculpture; 7 Fauvism; 8 Expressionism in Germany; 9 The Figurative Tradition in Early Twentieth-Century Sculpture; 10 Cubism; 11 Futurism, Abstraction in Russia, and de Stijl (was "Towards Abstraction"); 12 Early Twentieth-Century Architecture; 13 From Fantasy to Dada and the New Objectivity; 14 The School of Paris After World War I (was "...Between the Wars"); 15 Surrealism; 16 Modern Architecture Between the Wars; 17 International Abstraction Between the Wars; 18 American Art Before World War II; 19 Abstract Expressionism and the New American Sculpture; 20 Postwar European Art; 21 Pop Art and Europe's New Realism; 22 Sixties Abstraction; 23 The Second Wave of International Style Architecture; 24 The Pluralistic Seventies; 25 Postmodernism in Architecture; 26 The Retrospective Eighties (25 & 26 were swapped); 27 Resistance and Resolution (was "Epilogue").
As pluses, I have been unable to find any other book of this scope from the 1800s to the present, and the text is perhaps somewhat easier to read than in the previous edition. As minuses: (1) There is little discussion of artists with heavy non-Western influences, with some exceptions (such as Cai Guoqiang [China], Ghada Amer [Egypt], Shirin Neshat [Iran], Mariko Mori [Japan], Yinka Shonibare [Nigeria], Shazia Sikander [Pakistan], Mona Hatoum [Lebanon], and Yasumasa Morimura [Japan], the last two having been in the previous edition). (2) The 4th edition had color plates on pages separate from the black-and-white plates, with two distinct types of paper. All pages of the current book are on the same type of paper, obviating the need for separate color plates; however, many of the plates that were B&W in the 4th ed. are still B&W, which leads to an odd effect. What is the purpose of having two Matisses in color and one B&W on page 274; one work by Jasper Johns in color and one B&W on page 486; etc.? I would have liked to see less B&W. (3) Although the paintings are reproduced well, the quality of some color photographs is pathetic. Case in point: Jeff Wall's "A Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokusai) on page 760, which looks pretty much the same in the previous edition. It's as though someone deliberately underexposed the photo and gave it a green color cast, compared with reproductions in other books. Other bad examples of color correction (guys, use some Photoshop!) can be found on pages 98, 341, 451, 490, 543, 544, 564, 614, and 633.
(4) Finally, I don't see a definite improvement in coverage over the 4th edition. Let's take chapter 26 ("The Retrospective Eighties") as an example. Compared with the corresponding chapter in the 4th edition, the following artists were deleted: Arneson, Burton, Greenblat, Hodgkin, Hunt, Kapoor, Otterness, Saar, Snyder, and Wilmarth. The following artists are still in the chapter, but with fewer works of art reproduced: Arnajani, Baselitz, Bleckner, Chia, Clemente, Cragg, Cucchi, Fischl, Haring, Holzer, Levine, Lipski, Lupertz, Murray, Penck, Pfaff, Puryear, Scharf, Scully, Sherman, and Spero. The following artists have been added: Antoni, Bickerton, Fleury, McCollum, Osorio, Prince, Steinbach, Taaffe, and Wong. So although this edition is "different," it's not necessarily "better." If you already have the 4th, you don't necessarily need the 5th ed.
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BTW, it's unclear whether the Prentice-Hall people have read their own book. Their Web site says the book uses "full color throughout," that chapter 27 on Resistance and Resolution "includes a section on Feminism," and that the "Section in Chapter 24 on Art and Politics brings the story of modern art up to the year 2000." None of these statements is entirely true. The first I've already discussed; feminist art is largely covered on pages 599-604 in chapter 24, with only one feminist artist (Amer) in chapter 27; and pages 683-684 in chapter 25 cover post-9/11 work from 2002, with the sections on politics in chapters 24 and 27 dealing with the 70's and 90's respectively.
Tcaruieb Tcaruieb
Great book . very informative and also compelling in illustrating modern art vs. traditional art
Dukinos Dukinos
Very extensive. Maybe too extensive
Narim Narim
I got much less than what I expected from this textbook. It does not give me enough info about the artist and their artworks. Not very happy. However I'm very, very happy with the price I paid
Moonworm Moonworm
Knowledge is power. Excellent resource to understand the Art Market.
Hrguig Hrguig
Clean neat
Twentyfirstfinger Twentyfirstfinger
The book came in condition described, used. The only thing was, I bought it and have never used it. Turns out the class was a lot different than what I expected.
Excellent book for those who are interested in modern art and learning about it.