20TH CENTURY MOVEMENTS

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Ediciones Polígrafa

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Clth, 9.25 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / 138 color.

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Cubism and War

The Crystal in the Flame

Edited by Chistopher Green. Text by Neil Cox, Giovanni Casini.

Diego Rivera, "Still-life with Green House" (1917), from "Cubism and War."This book explores the work of those artists who attempted to keep alive the expanded possibilities opened up by Cubism in Paris between 1911 and 1914. This little community of artists refused to accept that recording the war or producing propaganda was their duty. Instead, they kept faith in their independence as individuals as this war of machines threatened to rob every front-line soldier of his humanity and to draw the globe into unprecedented conflict.
The vast majority of fit young Frenchmen were mobilized, so those artists left behind in Paris were either foreign or too old or unfit for combat. Pablo Picasso, then known as the inventor of Cubism, remained a prominent figure, alongside his fellow Spaniards Juan Gris and María Blanchard, the Mexican Diego Rivera, the Italian Gino Severini, the Lithuanian sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and the French painters Georges Braque, Henri Laurens, Fernand Léger and Henri Matisse.
One focus of this book is the sheer diversity of the work produced by these artists; another is the move made by most of them toward a more structured, architectural Cubism, especially from 1917, which could be taken as reparation against the destructive forces that seemed to have taken over the whole world.

Diego Rivera, "Still-life with Green House" (1917), from "Cubism and War."

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Cubism and War: The Crystal in the Flame

Cubism and War: The Crystal in the Flame

Around 1915, smack in the middle of the catastrophe of the First World War, a number of European artists began to produce work later categorized as "Crystal Cubism"—a style within the Cubist movement known for "sharp-edged clarity and the poised balance of crystal structure," in the words of Cubism and War curator and editor Christopher Green. The work refused to accept propaganda, refused to report literally on the inhumanity and carnage closing in on all sides. It insisted on its own Modernity. And yet, it must still be seen as "a response directly to that other, unendurable reality." Pablo Picasso's "Still-life with Compote and Glass" (1914-15) is reproduced from Ediciones Poligrafa's extraordinary new survey of Crystal Cubism. Printed on super-thick, deluxe matte paper and brimming with accessible scholarship and beautifully printed reproductions of work by Gris, Léger, Laurens, Rivera, Matisse and others, this is one of the richest titles on our list this season, already close to selling out. continue to blog


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FROM RUSSIA: FRENCH AND RUSSIAN MASTER PAINTING 1870-1925 FROM MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG

Text by Albert Kostenovich.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711154 | US $90.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2008
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Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968

PARIS: CAPITAL OF THE ARTS 1900-1968

Text by Sarah Wilson.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780810966390 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2002
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Modern British Sculpture

MODERN BRITISH SCULPTURE

Text by Penelope Curtis.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711727 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 4/1/2011
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Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940

MEXICO: A REVOLUTION IN ART, 1910-1940

Text by Adrian Locke.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533303 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 9/17/2013
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Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-brzeska, Gill

WILD THING: EPSTEIN, GAUDIER-BRZESKA, GILL

Text by Richard Cork.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711468 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 10/1/2009
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Modern British Sculpture

MODERN BRITISH SCULPTURE

Text by Penelope Curtis.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711734 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 1/17/2011
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Visual Music Masters

VISUAL MUSIC MASTERS

Edited with text by Adriano Abbado.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222233 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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By Doris Wintgens.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

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The Real Beauty: The Artistic World of Eugenia Errázuriz

THE REAL BEAUTY: THE ARTISTIC WORLD OF EUGENIA ERRáZURIZ

Text by Julie Pierotti.

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ISBN: 9780997244526 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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The Bauhaus and Czechoslovakia 1919–1938

THE BAUHAUS AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1919–1938

By Markéta Svobodová.

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ISBN: 9788074372247 | US $60.00

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Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897

MYSTICAL SYMBOLISM: THE SALON DE LA ROSE+CROIX IN PARIS, 1892–1897

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780892075270 | US $65.00

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Klimt and Schiele: Drawings

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Text by Katie Hanson.

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Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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