Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars

by Wood, Paul
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ISBN: 9780300055191

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This book begins by considering responses by French artists to the First World War, 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.
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Wood, Paul
  • ISBN: 9780300055191
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 10.64 x 0.87
  • Number Of Pages: 371
  • Publication Year: 1993

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