New York: Museum of Modern Ar, 2012. First edition (unstated). Hardcover. Large folio in multi-color red, pink & black illus jacket; 376 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm ; bibliographical references and index. Fine in near fine(+) very gently sunned (chiefly spine) jacket. Item #91859
"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. " || 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. || Art, Abstract -- Exhibitions. Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Art and Design. Art, Abstract. Art, Modern. Abstrakte Malerei Abstrakte Kunst Art, Abstract -- Exhibitions. Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Art and Design.Exhibition catalogs. Exhibition catalogs. || "Organized by Leah Dickerman, Curator, with Masha Chlenova, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture"--Page 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" || **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply for international & expedited orders. Please inquire. Weighs nearly 5.5 lbs before packing.**.
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