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This stimulating introductory survey traces the origins and development of these two roughly parallel revolutionary twentieth-century art movements, exploring the full range of artistic production, including film, photography, collage, painting, graphics and object making. Matthew Gale skilfully places the art within a context of ideas ranging from the disillusionment and questioning of accepted values that resulted from the senseless destruction of World War I to the use of the creative forces of the unconscious to undermine convention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714832616
ISBN-10: 0714832618
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Etienne Menanteau

Matthew Gale, a specialist in twentieth-century art, is a curator at Tate, London.