The Story of Modern Art
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Norbert Lynton
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Story of Modern Art by Norbert Lynton
Book DescriptionThe Story of Modern Art is firmly established as an outstanding introduction to the subject. Writing in a clear and direct style, Norbert Lynton aims at helping the reader to form a relaxed and confident relationship with modern art. He explores the challenges and dilemmas that faced artists at the turn of the nineteenth century, and shows that subsequent developments have been serious and intelligent efforts to create art that is both honest and significant. Modern art still perplexes many people and the author believes that the accounts offered in its support often make the problem worse by over-stressing innovation and the rejection of the past. He sees no essential break or opposition between modern art and the art of the past, and argues that more attention should be paid to the inner content of works of art and less to superficial labels. In this edition, The Story of Modern Art is brought right up to date, with a new chapter on the developments in both art and art criticism in the 1980s, updated and enlarged biographies and bibliography, and additional illustrations. Combining clearly presented factual information with penetrating analysis and judgement, it is an indispensable starting point for all those interested in the art of the last 100 years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714824222
(245mm x 172mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Aug-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norbert Lynton
Tatlin's Tower, Hardback (June 2009)
The plans for the gigantic Monument to the Third International were completed in 1920 by Vladimir Tatlin. This book investigates the sources and symbolism of Tatlin's Tower and considers not only its significance but also the role of allegory in abstraction and as an expression of man's highest aspirations.
Great Procession, Hardback (December 2008)
The Maurya empire, ruled by the Mauryan dynasty, was the largest and most powerful political and military empire of ancient India. The mural is not exactly contemporary life, but a fusion of the Mauryan past with the present of the 1980s, without any obvious parading of modern achievements such as skyscrapers and traffic jams.
David Nash, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Norbert Lynton
David Nash is an artist renowned for working with wood to form large, dramatic and tactile sculptures. He has created a significant and varied body of work in which the relationship between man and nature is a central theme. This book is a monograph on this acclaimed artist.
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Author Biography - Norbert Lynton
Norbert Lynton is a distinguished art historian, lecturer, teacher and critic. From 1975 to 1989 he was Professor of the History of Art at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Ben Nicholson, also published by Phaidon.
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