Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America

ISBN-10: 0292708580
ISBN-13: 9780292708587
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

"An exciting and invaluable work of synthesis and interpretation, Barnitz's grand survey greatly enhances understanding of the extraordinary cultural mix that infuses Latin American art with its soulfulness and vigor. " Booklist "With ease and agility, Barnitz navigates an entire century's worth of art produced in the varied regions and cultures of Latin America." ARTnews "For breadth of reference and range of coverage, this book will stand for some time as the most comprehensive study to date of modern Latin American art from the Caribbean basin to the Southern cone countries." David Craven, author of Diego Rivera as Epic Modernist The twentieth-century art of Latin America is art in the western tradition, and its leading figuresWifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaquiacute;n Torres-Garciacute;a, to name only a fewhave achieved international stature. Yet much of the writing about this art has offered either a victimized view of an art tradition dominated by foreign models or a romanticized view of what Latin American art should be. This pathfinding book, by contrast, seeks not to "invent" Latin American art but to look at it from the points of view of its own artists and critics. Drawing on some forty years of studying and teaching Latin American art, Jacqueline Barnitz surveys the major currents and artists of the twentieth century in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America (including Brazil). She progresses chronologically from modernismo and the break with nineteenth-century academic art to some of the trends of the 1980s, setting each movement within its historical and cultural contexts. This grand survey of modern Latin American art will thus be the essential guide to a vibrant art tradition, as well as a vital teaching tool. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white reproductions of major works, it will be useful to artists, collectors, historians, writers, and social scientists, as well as art historians.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction and an Overview of the Nineteenth Century
Modernismo and the Break with Academic Art, 1890-1934
The Avant-garde of the 1920s: Cosmopolitan or National Identity?
Social, Ideological, and Nativist Art: The 1930s, 1940s, and After
Surrealism, Wartime, and New World Imagery, 1928-1964
Torres-Garc�a's Constructive Universalism and the Abstract Legacy
New Museums, the S�o Paulo Biennial, and Abstract Art
Functionalism, Integration of the Arts, and the Postwar Architectural Boom
Geometric, Optical, and Kinetic Art from the 1950s through the 1970s
Concrete and Neoconcrete Art and Their Offshoots in the Brazilian Context
Neofiguration, Representational Art, Pop, and Environments: The 1960s and 1970s
Political Art: Graphic Art, Painting, and Conceptualism as Ideological Tools
Some Trends of the 1980s
Notes
Map
Timeline
Bibliography
Index

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