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History of Modern Art (Trade Version),9780131841055
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Authoritative and insightful, Arnason's History of Modern Art remains the definitive source of information on the art of the Modern Era from modernism's mid-nineteenth century European beginnings to today's divergent art trends. Now full-color throughout, this Fifth Edition has been completely redesigned to make it even more elegant and easy-to-use. New heads, subheads, and a glossary have been added to help the reader navigate the material and quickly identify areas of interest.

Author Biography

H. H. Arnason was Vice President for Art Administration of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York. From 1947 to 1961, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Sources of Modern Paintingp. 1
Realism, Impressionism, and Early Photographyp. 15
Post-Impressionismp. 46
The Origins of Modern Architecture and Designp. 72
Art Nouveau and the Beginnings of Expressionismp. 82
The Origins of Modern Sculpturep. 97
Fauvismp. 108
Expressionism in Germanyp. 124
The Figurative Tradition in Early Twentieth-Century Sculpturep. 145
Cubismp. 156
Futurism, Abstraction in Russia, and de Stijlp. 193
Early Twentieth-Century Architecturep. 219
From Fantasy to Dada and the New Objectivityp. 236
The School of Paris After World War Ip. 267
Surrealismp. 288
Modern Architecture Between the Warsp. 329
International Abstraction Between the Warsp. 343
American Art Before World War IIp. 371
Abstract Expressionism and the New American Sculpturep. 410
Postwar European Artp. 446
Pop Art and Europe's New Realismp. 478
Sixties Abstractionp. 523
The Second Wave of International Style Architecturep. 561
The Pluralistic Seventiesp. 588
Postmodernism in Architecturep. 655
The Retrospective Eightiesp. 685
Resistance and Resolutionp. 730
Bibliographyp. 776
Glossaryp. 799
Indexp. 802
Creditsp. 826
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