Modernism and the Museum

Modernism and the Museum

By demonstrating that many of the concepts and styles associated with Modernism were actually derived directly from cultures such as Japan, China, Korea, India, Egypt, Assyria, West Africa, and the Pacific Islands, this book provides an ...

Author: Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199593699

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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By demonstrating that many of the concepts and styles associated with Modernism were actually derived directly from cultures such as Japan, China, Korea, India, Egypt, Assyria, West Africa, and the Pacific Islands, this book provides an entirely new way of looking at the evolution of Modernist art and literature in the West.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Museums After Modernism

Museums After Modernism

The book features expert artists, curators and art historians who grapple with many of the vibrant issues in museum studies, while paying homage to a new museology that needs to be considered.

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405182171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Museums After Modernism is a unique collectionthat showcasesthe ways questions about the museum go to the heart of contemporarydebates about the production, consumption and distribution of art.The book features expert artists, curators and art historians whograpple with many of the vibrant issues in museum studies, whilepaying homage to a new museology that needs to be considered. Examines the key contemporary debates in museum studies Includes original essays by noted artists, curators, and arthistorians Engages with vital issues in the practice of art-making andart-exhibiting Edited by the world-renowned art historian and author, GriseldaPollock
Categories: Business & Economics

Poetry in the Museums of Modernism

Poetry in the Museums of Modernism

Yeats, Pound, Moore, Stein Catherine E. Paul, Professor of Modernism Catherine
E Paul. Krauss , Rosalind . " The Cultural Logic of the Late Capitalist Museum . "
October 54 ( fall 1990 ) : 3 - 17 . LaFarge , John , and August F . Jaccaci .

Author: Catherine E. Paul

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472112643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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How modernist writers experienced the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Museum of Natural History-and how these museums influenced their writing
Categories: Literary Criticism

European Modernism and the Information Society

European Modernism and the Information Society

One poster from the period reported that the museum's hours of operation were
from 5-7pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and from 9am-1pm on Sundays. This was
to convenience workers, to help politicize them in the interests of promoting
social ...

Author: W. Boyd Rayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317139478

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Uniting a team of international and interdisciplinary scholars, this volume considers the views of early twentieth-century European thinkers on the creation, dissemination and management of publicly available information. Interdisciplinary in perspective, the volume reflects the nature of the thinkers discussed, including Otto Neurath, Patrick Geddes, the English Fabians, Paul Otlet, Wilhelm Ostwald and H. G. Wells. The work also charts the interest since the latter part of the nineteenth century in finding new ways to think about and to manage the growing body of available information in order to achieve aims such as the advancement of Western civilization, the alleviation of inequalities across classes and countries, and the promotion of peaceful coexistence between nations. In doing so, the contributors provide a novel historical context for assessing widely-held assumptions about today's globalized, 'post modern' information society. This volume will interest all who are curious about the creation of a modern networked information society.
Categories: Social Science

Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive

Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive

For the National Museum of Ireland, the seemingly mundane issue of museum
administration was directly related to the question of the place of Ireland within
the larger European community. Emphasizing this point, Elizabeth Crooke,
author of ...

Author: C. Culleton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230617193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This book scrutinizes the way modern Irish writers exploited or surrendered to primitivism, and how primitivism functions as an idealized nostalgia for the past as a potential representation of difference and connection.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism and the Mediterranean

Modernism and the Mediterranean

One should go to the museum as the painters go there, in the sober joy of work;
and not as we go there, with a somewhat spurious reverence. The museum gives
us a thieves' conscience. We occasionally sense that these works were not after ...

Author: JanK. Birksted

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351558075

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Situated in a Mediterranean landscape, the Maeght Foundation is a unique Modernist museum, product of an extraordinary collaboration between the architect, Jos?uis Sert, and the artists whose work was to be displayed there. The architecture, garden design and art offer a rare opportunity to see work in settings conceived in active collaboration with the artists themselves. By focusing on the relationship between this art foundation and its Arcadian setting, including Joan Mir?labyrinth, George Braque's pool, Tal-Coat's mosaic wall and Giacometti's terrace, Jan K. Birksted demonstrates how the building articulates many of the ideas that preoccupied this group of artists during the culminating years of their lives. The study pays special attention to the ways in which architecture can shape the experience of time, and addresses the Modernist desire for wilderness and its problematic roots in the classical Mediterranean ideal. In showing how the design of the Maeght Foundation is a Modernist representation of Mediterranean culture, the author has developed an interpretation of architecture that accommodates not only the architect's handling of material or function, but shows as well how it can be the embodiment of a particular vision of space and time.
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Archaism Modernism and the Art of Paul Manship

Archaism  Modernism  and the Art of Paul Manship

The Ludovisi Throne attracted considerable attention after the Museum of Fine
Arts in Boston acquired three related panels around 1908. The museum's L. D.
Caskey summarized the scholarly debate over the Ludovisi Throne and argued
for ...

Author: Susan Rather

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292785960

Category: Art

Page: 284

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Archaism, an international artistic phenomenon from early in the twentieth century through the 1930s, receives its first sustained analysis in this book. The distinctive formal and technical conventions of archaic art, especially Greek art, particularly affected sculptors—some frankly modernist, others staunchly conservative, and a few who, like American Paul Manship, negotiated the distance between tradition and modernity. Susan Rather considers the theory, practice, and criticism of early twentieth-century sculpture in order to reveal the changing meaning and significance of the archaic in the modern world. To this end—and against the background of Manship’s career—she explores such topics as the archaeological resources for archaism, the classification of the non-Western art of India as archaic, the interest of sculptors in modem dance (Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis), and the changing critical perception of archaism. Rather rejects the prevailing conception of archaism as a sterile and superficial academic style to argue its initial importance as a modernist mode of expression. The early practitioners of archaism—including Aristide Maillol, André Derain, and Constantin Brancusi—renounced the rhetorical excess, overrefined naturalism, and indirect techniques of late nineteenth-century sculpture in favor of nonnarrative, stylized and directly carved works, for which archaic Greek art offered an important example. Their position found implicit support in the contemporaneous theoretical writings of Emmanuel Löwy, Wilhelm Worringer, and Adolf von Hildebrand. The perceived relationship between archaic art and tradition ultimately compromised the modernist authority of archaism and made possible its absorption by academic and reactionary forces during the 1910s. By the 1920s, Paul Manship was identified with archaism, which had become an important element in the aesthetic of public sculpture of both democratic and totalitarian societies. Sculptors often employed archaizing stylizations as ends in themselves and with the intent of evoking the foundations of a classical art diminished in potency by its ubiquity and obsolescence. Such stylistic archaism was not an empty formal exercise but an urgent affirmation of traditional values under siege. Concurrently, archaism entered the mainstream of fashionable modernity as an ingredient in the popular and commercial style known as Art Deco. Both developments fueled the condemnation of archaism—and of Manship, its most visible exemplar—by the avant-garde. Rather’s exploration of the critical debate over archaism, finally, illuminates the uncertain relationship to modernism on the part of many critics and highlights the problematic positions of sculpture in the modernist discourse.
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Art History After Modernism

Art History After Modernism

When the Museum of Modern Art in New York opened the exhibition High and
Low in 1990, it seemed to renounce the ideal of the exalted temple of high
modernism and thus caused protests against the “desecration of the temple,”
where the ...

Author: Hans (Professor of Art Belting, Science and Media Theory Karlsruhe's State College of Design Germany)

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226041859

Category: Art

Page: 226

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"Art history after modernism" does not only mean that art looks different today; it also means that our discourse on art has taken a different direction, if it is safe to say it has taken a direction at all. So begins Hans Belting's brilliant, iconoclastic reconsideration of art and art history at the end of the millennium, which builds upon his earlier and highly successful volume, The End of the History of Art?. "Known for his striking and original theories about the nature of art," according to the Economist, Belting here examines how art is made, viewed, and interpreted today. Arguing that contemporary art has burst out of the frame that art history had built for it, Belting calls for an entirely new approach to thinking and writing about art. He moves effortlessly between contemporary issues—the rise of global and minority art and its consequences for Western art history, installation and video art, and the troubled institution of the art museum—and questions central to art history's definition of itself, such as the distinction between high and low culture, art criticism versus art history, and the invention of modernism in art history. Forty-eight black and white images illustrate the text, perfectly reflecting the state of contemporary art. With Art History after Modernism, Belting retains his place as one of the most original thinkers working in the visual arts today.
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Museum Trouble

Museum Trouble

Ruth Hoberman argues that these debates concerned writers as well. Museum Trouble focuses on fiction written between 1890 and 1914 and the ways in which it engaged the issues dramatized by and within the museum. Those issues were many.

Author: Ruth Hoberman

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813931364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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By 1901, the public museum was firmly established as an important national institution in British life. Its very centrality led to its involvement in a wide range of debates about art, knowledge, national identity, and individual agency. Ruth Hoberman argues that these debates concerned writers as well. Museum Trouble focuses on fiction written between 1890 and 1914 and the ways in which it engaged the issues dramatized by and within the museum. Those issues were many. Art critics argued about what kind of art to buy on behalf of the nation, how to display it, and whether salaried professionals or aristocratic amateurs should be in charge. Museum administrators argued about the best way to exhibit scientific and cultural artifacts to educate the masses while serving the needs of researchers. And novelists had their own concerns about an increasingly commercialized literary marketplace, the nature of aesthetic response, the impact of evolution and scientific materialism, and the relation of the individual to Britain’s national and imperial identity. In placing the many crucial museum scenes of Edwardian fiction in the context of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century cultural discourse, Museum Trouble shows how this turn-of-the-century literature anticipated many of the concerns of the modernist writers who followed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Imagining the Future of the Museum of Modern Art

Imagining the Future of the Museum of Modern Art

Richard W. Oliver, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), Glenn D. Lowry,
Terrence Rilely Beatrice Kernan, John ... a critical part of modernism, so a critical
engagement with the city seems to be an appropriate agenda for The Museum of
 ...

Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870700561

Category: Architecture

Page: 343

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Edited by John Elderfield. Introduction by Glenn D. Lowry.
Categories: Architecture

On the Museum s Ruins

On the Museum s Ruins

Modernism. From the parochial perspective of the late-1970s art world,
photography appeared as a watershed. ... Two years before writing "On the
Museum's Ruins," I still wanted to discriminate between a "legitimately" modernist
photographic ...

Author: Douglas Crimp

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262531267

Category: Art

Page: 348

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On the Museum's Ruins presents Douglas Crimp's criticism of contemporary art, its institutions, and its politics alongside photographic works by the artist Louise Lawler to create a collaborative project that is itself an example of postmodern practice at its most provocative. Crimp elaborates the new paradigm of postmodernism through analyses of art practices broadly conceived, not only the practices of artists--Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Serra, Sherrie Levine, and Robert Mapplethorpe--but those of critics and curators, of international exhibitions, and of new or refurbished museums such as the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. The essays: - Photographs at the End of Modernism. - On the Museum's Ruins. - The Museum's Old, the Library's New Subject. - The End of Painting. - The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism. - Appropriating Appropriation. - Redefining Site Specificity. - This is Not a Museum of Art. - The Art of Exhibition. - The Postmodern Museum.
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The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

It follows the version of Modernism that was endorsed by the Museum of Modern
art in the 1930s and that served as the standard for most of the twentieth century.
literary parallels will be drawn primarily from poetry, since there the influence of ...

Author: Michael Levenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107010635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This Companion has long been a standard introduction to the field. This second edition is updated and enhanced with four new chapters, addressing the key themes being researched, taught and studied in modernism. Its interdisciplinary approach is central to its success as it brings together readings of the many varieties of modernism. Chapters address the major literary genres, the intellectual, religious and political contexts, and parallel developments in film, painting and music. The catastrophe of the First World War, the emergence of feminism, the race for empire, the conflict among classes: the essays show how these events and circumstances shaped aesthetic and literary experiments. In doing so, they explain clearly both the precise formal innovations in language, image, scene and tone, and the broad historical conditions of a movement that aspired to transform culture.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Seeing Takes Time

Seeing Takes Time

"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950, Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 18-September 3, 2018"--Colophon.

Author: Jessica Smith

Publisher: Philadelphia Museum Of Art (Yale)

ISBN: 0300233108

Category:

Page: 144

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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950, Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 18-September 3, 2018"--Colophon.
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Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity

Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity

As far as the former is concerned , he blasts Lionel Cust , its former director ,
along with the rest of the museum establishment in the opening pages of Blast .
For the latter , I have already endeavored to demonstrate Lewis ' s particular take
on ...

Author: Aaron Jaffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521843014

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In this 2005 book, Jaffe examines the interactions of modernist literary fame and celebrity culture in the early twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

marily to make a point about the elasticity of modernist representations of thought
and to relate such representations to ... by suggesting that the new art will meet
you not just in the lofty space of the museum or gallery but also where you live.

Author: Victoria Rosner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."
Categories: Literary Criticism

De Stijl and Dutch Modernism

De Stijl and Dutch Modernism

... point we have seen how issues of abstraction were closely connected to an
ambition to create a public for modernism . ... De Stijl concern for interior design
and the appeal to a large audience collide most obviously , namely the museum .

Author: Michael White

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719061628

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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The name De Stijl, title of a magazine founded in the Netherlands in 1917, is now used to identify the abstract art and functional architecture of its major contributors: Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Van der Leck, Oud, Wils and Rietveld. De Stijl achieved international acclaim by the end of the 1920s and its paintings, buildings and furniture made fundamental contributions to the modern movement. This book is the first to emphasize the local context of De Stijl and explore its relationship to the distinctive character of Dutch modernism. It examines how the debates concerning abstraction in painting and spatiality in architecture were intimately connected to contemporary developments in the fields of urban planning, advertising, interior design and exhibition design. The book describes the interaction between the world of mass culture and the fine arts.
Categories: Architecture

Bloomsbury Modernism and the Reinvention of Intimacy

Bloomsbury  Modernism  and the Reinvention of Intimacy

... Tim Held have been generous with support. I owe thanks to the Museum of
Modern Art, the Courtauld Institute, DACS, and Alessandra Comini for use of
images in their possession, as well as for Professor Comini's warm
encouragements.

Author: Jesse Wolfe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy integrates studies of six members and associates of the Bloomsbury group into a rich narrative of early twentieth century culture, encompassing changes in the demographics of private and public life, and Freudian and sexological assaults on middle-class proprieties Jesse Wolfe shows how numerous modernist writers felt torn between the inherited institutions of monogamy and marriage and emerging theories of sexuality which challenged Victorian notions of maleness and femaleness. For Wolfe, this ambivalence was a primary source of the Bloomsbury writers' aesthetic strength: Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and others brought the paradoxes of modern intimacy to thrilling life on the page. By combining literary criticism with forays into philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology, and the avant-garde art of Vienna, this book offers a fresh account of the reciprocal relations between culture and society in that key site for literary modernism known as Bloomsbury.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art

This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.

Author: Louise Hardiman

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783743414

Category: Art

Page: 320

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In 1911 Vasily Kandinsky published the first edition of ‘On the Spiritual in Art’, a landmark modernist treatise in which he sought to reframe the meaning of art and the true role of the artist. For many artists of late Imperial Russia – a culture deeply influenced by the regime’s adoption of Byzantine Orthodoxy centuries before – questions of religion and spirituality were of paramount importance. As artists and the wider art community experimented with new ideas and interpretations at the dawn of the twentieth century, their relationship with ‘the spiritual’ – broadly defined – was inextricably linked to their roles as pioneers of modernism. This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Ten chapters from emerging and established voices offer new perspectives on Kandinsky and other familiar names, such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and introduce less well-known figures, such as the Georgian artists Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili, and the craftswoman and art promoter Aleksandra Pogosskaia. Prefaced by a lively and informative introduction by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow that sets these perspectives in their historical and critical context, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives enriches our understanding of the modernist period and breaks new ground in its re-examination of the role of religion and spirituality in the visual arts in late Imperial Russia. Of interest to historians and enthusiasts of Russian art, culture, and religion, and those of international modernism and the avant-garde, it offers innovative readings of a history only partially explored, revealing uncharted corners and challenging long-held assumptions.
Categories: Art

Henry Ford Mass Production Modernism and Design

Henry Ford  Mass Production  Modernism  and Design

... me while I talked and whose timely , perceptive criticisms have helped to make
this a better book . Illustration credits : Numbers refer to pages ; plates are
colourplates . The Philadelphia Museum of Art , Philadelphia , 3 ; Henry Ford
Museum ...

Author: Ray Batchelor

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719041740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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Henry Ford is often thought of as being the ultimate American folk hero who developed one of the most important changes to 20th-century American society - mass production. With his successive teams of engineers, Ford developed technologies which placed the motor car at the disposal of millions of people, freeing them from previous notions of distance and space, and re-shaping the modern urban environment worldwide.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Problematic of Video Art in the Museum 1968 1990

The Problematic of Video Art in the Museum  1968 1990

To a large extent MoMA's imbrication of video art in 1968 had engendered
problems in other mainstream museums within the period of High Modernism.
Following MoMA, the Tate's and the AGNSW's institutionalised frameworks had
been ...

Author: Cyrus Manasseh

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781604976502

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Cyrus Manasseh is an academic, writer, and editor. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia in art history and philosophy and a BA (Hons.) from the University of Reading, England, in film and drama and art history. Dr. Manasseh is an associate editor for Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal and The International Journal of the Arts in Society. He has also published articles in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, The Melbourne Art Journal, and other academic journals and conference proceedings in the field of visual arts.
Categories: Art