Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars (Modern Art Practices and Debates)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Shipping Weight (lbs):2.2
- Dimensions (in):10.6 x 7.9 x 0.8
- Publication Date:June 23, 1993
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The book begins by considering responses by French artists to the World War I, showing how Purism, Dada, and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The authors then discuss the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany and the Soviet Union; the contrasting demands of the utility and decoration of objects and paintings; and the relationship of Surrealism to questions of sexuality and gender and to Freudian theory. The book concludes by addressing the widespread debate over realism in art: whether it represents an alternative to the elitism of the avant-garde or whether avant-garde art should play a role in the development of a modern realism.
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