Barcelona and Modernity Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali

ISBN-10: 0300121067

ISBN-13: 9780300121063

Edition: 2006

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During the years after the September Revolution of 1868, Barcelona experienced tremendous industrial growth and emerged as the most politically and culturally progressive city in Spain. "Barcelona and Modernity" examines this remarkable seventy-one-year period, when Barcelona also reigned as one of the most dynamic centers of modernist art and architecture in Europe. Focusing on the Catalan Renaixenca, Modernisme, Noucentisme, avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, and artistic reactions to the Spanish Civil War, essays by an extraordinary international team of scholars offer new insights into the work of such Catalan artists as Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, among others, by setting them in context with the art of their teachers, colleagues, and rivals. With approximately 350 works in a variety of media--painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, decorative arts, and architectural design--this intriguing book also explores how Catalan artists derived inspiration from local traditions while contributing their own innovations to international modernism. Broader in scope than any previous treatment of the subject, this book is sure to alter popular perceptions of Catalonia and become a fundamental text for years to come.
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List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 524
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 7.106
Language: English

Robert Hughes was born on July 28, 1938 in Sydney, Australia. He attended St. Ignatius College and Sydney University before embarking on a career as a freelance writer. In 1970, he became the art critic for Time magazine. Hughes garnered wide acclaim for his book and television series The Shock of the New. Chronicling Hughes's vast knowledge and experience with modern art, The Shock of the New presents the author's views and opinions of many facets of art including contemporary architecture. Hughes's other ground-breaking books include American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America and Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America. In these, Hughes presents his own unique brand of criticism, not merely on art, but also on American politics. Everyone from Jesse Helms to Ronald Reagan undergoes analysis, and the state of politics in the late 20th century is often lamented.

The Renaixenca in art
Greeting the dawn : the impact of the Renaixenca in periodicals and architecture
The new art : modernisme
Casas and Rusinol : the allure of Montmartre
The second generation of modernista painters
Modernista illustrated magazines
The art of the poster
Symbolist sculpture
Quatre gats and the origins of Picasso's career
Graphic art of the quatre gats
Picasso's fellows at the tavern : beyond modernisme?
Art and anarchism in the city of bombs
Bourgeois life and the representation of women
Casas and the chronicle of social life
Nonell and Mani : two artists against the current
Picasso's blue period
Architecture and design of the modernista era
Puig i Cadafalch, a versatile architect
Domenech i Montaner and architectural synthesis
The decorative arts of the modernista era : European art nouveau plus the local tradition
Fabrics and fashion at the turn of the century
Homar and busquets : modernista furniture makers and ensembliers
Gaudi : the art of architecture
Casa Mila, a legendary monument
The extravagant jujol
La Sagrada familia
Catalan Noucentisme, the Mediterranean, and tradition
The Almanach dels Noucentistes, a hybrid manifesto
Picasso in Gosol : savoring the secrets of the mysterious land
The forms of paradise : Noucentista painting and sculpture
Noucentisme and the revival of classicism
The mediterranean roots of Noucentista sculpture
Noucentista graphic arts and journals
Textiles and fashion in the 1910s
Noucentisme between architecture and the art of the object
Noucentisme and the influence of French art deco
Avant-gardes for a new century
Gleizes and Picabia at Galeries Dalmau : too green for our teeth
The avant-garde visual poetry of Junoy and Salvat-Papasseit
Art-Evolucio and Vibracionismo : Torres-Garcia, Barradas, and the exaltation of the city
Art and anti-art : Miro, Dali, and the Catalan avant-garde
Paranoiac surrealism
Between amateur and avant-garde : the professional photographer in Barcelona during the 1930s
Against logic : the Exposicio Logicofobista in Catalonia
Miro and ADLAN
Two sculptors forged in Barcelona : Gargallo and Gonzalez
Revivalism to rationalism in architecture and planning
The Barcelona Pavilion
GATCPAC (1930-36) : social architecture and the functional city for a new society
Rational or organic : Barcelona furniture of the 1930s
Barcelona in the maelstrom
Painting in the shadow of death : Dali, Miro, and the Spanish Civil War
Miro's Aldez L'Espagnel
Artistic jewelry
Catalans! Catalonia! : Catalan nationalism and Spanish Civil War propaganda posters
From war to magic : the Spanish pavilion, Paris 1937
Picasso's dream and lie of Franco
Picasso : Guernica and his reaction to the Civil War
Gonzalez : Montserrat and the symbolism of the Civil War
The fall of the republic
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