Learning to Look at Modern Art
By (author) Mary Acton
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Learning to Look at Modern Art by Mary Acton
Book DescriptionThis companion volume to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings suggests that the best way to understand modern art is to look closely at it, and to consider the different elements that make up each art work: composition, space and form, light and colour, and subject matter. Engaging and beautifully-written, this guide to art of the modern and postmodern period covers key art movements including: * Expressionism * Constructivism * the Bauhaus * Surrealism * Pop Art * Conceptual Art * Young British Art * artistic forms such as architecture and design, sculpture and installation as well as works on canvas. The book is richly illustrated with colour and black and white images by the artists, designers and architects discussed, ranging from Picasso and Matisse to Le Corbusier, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415238120
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Acton
Learning to Look at Paintings, Hardback (October 2008)
Presents a study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. This book shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. It contains images by such artists as Rembrandt and Tacita Dean.
Learning to Look at Modern Art, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by Mary Acton
This companion text to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings addresses some of the questions commonly asked about modern art, covering key movements of the modern and postmodern periods in an illustrated volume.
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