Theories of modern art : a source book by artists and critics / Herschel B. Chipp ; contributions by Peter Selz and Joshua C. Taylor.

Theories of modern art : a source book by artists and critics / Herschel B. Chipp ; contributions by Peter Selz and Joshua C. Taylor.

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Chipp, Herschel Browning.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996, c1968.
xv, 664 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Other Authors: 
Selz, Peter, 1919-
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles), 1917-1981.
[New ed.]
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N6450.C62 1996z
"Copyright 1968 by the Regents of the University of California; renewed 1996 Heid Chipp"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 627-651) and index.
Herschel B. Chipp's 'Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics' is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics - some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few - and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.
General introduction --
- I. Post-impressionism: individual paths to construction and expression. Introduction: The letters of Cézanne --
Paul Cézanne: excerpts from the letters --
Introduction: The lettters of van Gogh --
Vincent van Gogh: excerpts from the letters --
- II. Symbolism and other subjectivist tendencies: form and the evocation of feeling. Introduction --
Paul Gauguin: synthetist theories --
Gauguin: on his paintings --
Gauguin: on primitivism --
Symbolist theories --
- III. Fauvism and expressionism: the creative intuition. Introduction / by Peter Selz --
Fauvism --
Expressionism --
- IV. Cubism: form as expresssion. Introduction --
- V. Futurism: dynamism as the expression of the modern world. Introductoin / by Joshua C. Taylor --
- VI. Neo-plasiticms and contructivism: abstract and nonobjective art. Introduction --
- VII. Dada, surrealism, and scuola metafisica: the irrational and the dream. Introduction: Dada and surrealsism --
Dada --
Surrealism --
Introduction: scuola metafisica / by Joshua C. Taylor --
- VIII. Art and politics: the artist and the social order. Introduction / by Peter Selz --
- IX. Contemporary art: the autonomy of the work of art. Introduction: the Americans --
Introduction: the Europeans.
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California studies in the history of art.
California studies in the history of art