The Expressionists by Wolf-Dieter DubeThis volume describes the movement that marked the deliberate abandonment of Impressionism in favour of greatly simplified outlines and very strong colour. The principal exponents were German and their work subsequently fell foul of the Third Reich, leading to the exile of many of the artists.
Publication Date: 1985-02-01
Moma Highlights since 1980 by Rebecca Roberts (Editor); Glenn Lowry (Foreword by)At the core of The Museum of Modern Arts new building in Midtown Manhattan are dramatic and expansive new galleries devoted to showcasing the Museums world-famous collection of international contemporary art. Contemporary Highlights presents this impressive collection in a portable size. This new handbook features curators selections of the most significant artworks of the past twenty-five years. Interweaving 250 highlights from the Museums seven curatorial departments architecture and design, drawing, film, media, painting and sculpture, photography and prints, and illustrated books this volume presents a broadly chronological overview of the innovative, provocative and always fascinating art of the past quarter century. Each work is presented on its own page in full colour, and each is accompanied by a brief and accessible essay outlining the works significance. As a companion to MoMA Highlights or on its own, Contemporary Highlights is an indispensable publication for those interested in contemporary art and the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Surrealism by Fiona BradleySurrealism was one of the most interesting and influential at movements of the 20th century. A collective adventure begun by a small group of intellectuals in Paris in the early 1920s, amongst them Max Ernst, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, its influence was felt through the rest of continental Europe and in Britain, the Americas, Mexico and Japan.