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A Companion to Modern Art




A Companion to Modern Art

Pam Meecham (Editor), Dana Arnold (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-63980-1 November 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 568 Pages

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A Companion to Modern Art presents a series of original essays by international and interdisciplinary authors who offer a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of artistic works, movements, approaches, influences, and legacies of Modern Art.
  • Presents a contemporary debate and dialogue rather than a seamless consensus on Modern Art
  • Aims for reader accessibility by highlighting a plurality of approaches and voices in the field
  • Presents Modern Art’s foundational philosophic ideas and practices, as well as the complexities of key artists such as Cezanne and Picasso, and those who straddled the modern and contemporary
  • Looks at the historical reception of Modern Art, in addition to the latest insights of art historians, curators, and critics to artists, educators, and more

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

Notes on Contributors xiii

Introduction 1
Pam Meecham

Part I Ancient & Modern 15

1 Revitalizing Romanticism; or, Reflections on the Nietzschean Aesthetic and the Modern Imagination 17
Colin Trodd

2 A Cartography of Desires and Taboos: The Modern Primitive and the Antipodes 37
Andrew McNamara and Ann Stephen

3 Primitive/Modern/Contemporary 55
Paul Wood

4 Did Modernism Redefine Classicism? The Ancient Modernity of Classical Greek Art 73
Whitney Davis

5 Robert Goldwater and the Search for the Primitive: The Asmat Project at the Museum of Primitive Art 91
Nick Stanley

6 Surrealist Ireland: the Archaic, the Modern and the Marvelous 109
Fionna Barber

Part II Displaying the Modern 125

7 Picturing the Installation Shot 127
Julie Sheldon

8 Contemporary Displays of Modern Art 145
Pam Meecham

9 Camera-Eye: Photography and Modernism 167
Liz Wells

10 Photographic Installation Strategies En-bloc and In-the-round 187
Wiebke Leister

11 Documenta 6: Memories of Another Modernism 209
Judith Brocklehurst

Part III Re-assessments: Modernism and Globalization 227

12 Bijiasuo and Truth: Modernism Reassessed in an Era of Globalization 229
Jonathan Harris

13 Extensive Modernity: On the Refunctioning of Artists as Producers 245
Angela Dimitrakaki

14 Architecture’s Modernisms 263
Richard J. Williams

15 The Wide Margins of the Century: Rural Modernism, Pastoral Peasants, and Economic Migrations 283
Rosemary Shirley

16 Destabilizing Essentialism through Localizing Modernism 299
Naoko Uchiyama

Part IV Locating Modernism: Multiple Modernisms and Nation Building 319

17 The Many Modernisms of Australian Art 321
Laura Back

18 Greek-Cypriot Locality: (Re) Defining our Understanding of European Modernity 339
Elena Stylianou and Nicos Philippou

19 A Northern Avant-garde: Spaces and Cultural Transfer 359
Annika O¨hrner

20 Modernisms, Genealogy, and Utopias in Finland 375
Renja Suominen-Kokkonen

21 The Engaged Artist: Considerations of Relevance 391
Greta Berman

22 Visualizing Figures of Caribbean Slavery through Modernism 411
Leon Wainwright

Part V The Modern Artist, the Modern Child, and a Modern Art Education 425

23 A Modern Art Education 427
Claire Robins

24 Misrecognition: Child’s Play, Modern Art, and Vygotskian Psychology 453
Nicholas Addison

25 MoMA and the Modern Child: The Critical Role of Education Programming in MoMA’s Modernism 473
Briley Rasmussen

26 Paul C´ezanne’s Young Girl at the Piano – Overture to “Tannh¨auser” or “Le Haschisch des femmes” 493
Anna Green

Index 517