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The Life of Forms in Art - Modernism, Organism, Vitality (Paperback) Loot Price: R541
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The Life of Forms in Art - Modernism, Organism, Vitality (Paperback): Brandon Taylor

The Life of Forms in Art - Modernism, Organism, Vitality (Paperback)

Brandon Taylor

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What is form in modern art? How could a work of art achieve its organic life in a world increasingly dominated by mechanism, by new technology? In this new book, Brandon Taylor proposes that biology and the life sciences themselves supplied many of the analogies and metaphors by which modern artists were guided. For the creative giants of the period - Picasso, Miro, Kandinsky, Strzeminski, Dali, Arp, Motherwell and Pollock, as well as less-known figures such as Taeuber, Erni and Kobro - questions of 'living' form loomed large in studio conversation, in the press, and in the writings of the artists themselves. In a book rich in new research and fresh thinking, a well-known art historian proposes six modalities of organic and vital life that pervade the radical experiments of modern art: the organic, the biomorphic, the ambiguous, the monstrous, the dialectical, and the liquid.

General

Imprint: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2020
Authors: Brandon Taylor (Professor Emeritus of History of Art)
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-5013-5601-8
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > Theory of art
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-5013-5601-1
Barcode: 9781501356018

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