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Title Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 : how a radical idea changed modern art / [organized by] Leah Dickerman ; with contributions by Matthew Affron ... [et al.].
Published New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Artbook/D.A.P., c2012.
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 Floor3 Folio/Oversize  N6494.A2 I58 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 376 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Content Type txt
Format volumr
Note "Organized by Leah Dickerman, Curator, with Masha Chlenova, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture"--p. 375.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 23, 2012-April 15, 2013"--p. 375.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Inventing abstraction / Leah Dickerman -- Pablo Picasso : the Cadaqués experiment / Yve-Alain Bois -- Colors and games : music and abstraction, 1909 to 1912 / David Lang -- Vasily Kandinsky, without words / Leah Dickerman -- Mr. Kupka among verticals / Lanka Tattersall -- On the move / Hubert Damisch -- Abstraction chez Delaunay / Gordon Hughes -- Contrasts of colors, contrasts of words / Matthew Affron -- Léopold Survage's paper cinema / Jodi Hauptman -- With color / Rachael Z. Delue -- Francis Picabia : abstraction and sincerity / Michael R. Taylor -- Fernand Léger : metallic sensations / Matthew Affron -- Giacomo Balla : the most luminous abstraction / Ester Coen -- Parole in libertà / Jodi Hauptman -- Music, noise, and abstraction / Christoph Cox -- Vorticism : planetary abstraction / Matthew Gale -- Painting stripped bare / David Joselit -- Decoration and abstraction in Bloomsbury / Matthew Affron -- Against the circle / Rachael Z. Delue -- Early Russian abstraction, as such ; 0.10 / Masha Chlenova -- Piet Mondrian : toward the abolition of form / Yve-Alain Bois -- 3 De Stijl models / Yve-Alain Bois -- The spatial object ; The language of revolution / Maria Gough -- Sense and non-sense / Hal Foster -- Danced abstraction : Rudolf von Laban / Mark Franko -- Danced abstraction : Mary Wigman / Mark Franko -- The color grid / Lanka Tattersall -- The abstract environment / Maria Gough -- Early abstraction in Poland / Jaroslaw Suchan -- White shadows : photograms around 1922 / Susan Laxton -- Rhythmus 21 and the genesis of filmic abstraction / Philippe-Alain Michaud -- The absolute film / Anton Kaes -- Concrete abstraction / Peter Galison -- Abstraction in 1936 : Barr's diagrams / Glenn D. Lowry -- Abstraction in 1936 : Cubism and abstract art at the Museum of Modern Art / Leah Dickerman.
Summary In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists--Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia and Robert Delaunay--presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. It traces the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. This richly illustrated publication covers a wide range of artistic production--including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, film, photography, sound poetry, atonal music and non-narrative dance--to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years. An introductory essay by Leah Dickerman, Curator in the Museum's Department of Painting and Sculpture, is followed by focused studies of key groups of works, events and critical issues in abstraction's early history by renowned scholars from a variety of fields.
Subject Art, Abstract -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Related Names Dickerman, Leah, 1964-
Affron, Matthew, 1963-
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Alternate Title How a radical idea changed modern art
ISBN 9780870708282 (hbk.)
0870708287 (hbk.)
OCLC number 794364488