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Description - The Formalesque by Bernard Smith

In this richly illustrated book Professor Bernard Smith, who is often referred to as 'the father of art history in Australia', condenses the arguments presented in an earlier publication Modernism's History (1989) into a very accessible and helpful text which will prove useful for students and arts-interested readers. He begins by listing and carefully explaining those terms which frequently occur in arts literature dealing with the modern period. He then goes on to show that 'Modernism' has now become an historical period with its art forms both 'institutionalised' and 'globalised'.Having become an historical entity, art history's basic tools can now be employed to explain and describe it. They include an investigation of the period's 'style', use of 'form' and attitudes to 'meaning'. Using an art historical approach introduced by numerous mentors in the field of art history, he argues that the period that encompasses 'Modernism' in the arts might now be known as The Formalesque. Ernst Gombrich praised Smith's work in this area and wrote that he was sure it would remain 'the focus of discussion about twentieth-century art'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781876832339
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 175mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Macmillan Art Publishing
Publisher: Macmillan Art Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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