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Cubism - Constructivism - Form Art

Cubism - Constructivism - Form Art
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Cubism - Constructivism - Form Art

Edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco and Alexander Klee

"If you've ever wanted a book that traces the unexpectedly interconnected history of three influential art historical movements—cubism, constructivism, and form art—look no further. At first glance, it may appear that these three movements have little in common (i.e. How is Picasso's Le Demoiselles d'Avignon possibly similar to Kandinsky's Blue Rider period?), however, upon closer inspection, it's clear that commonalities between these movements are abundant and lavish." —Interview

This volume explores the origins of nonobjective art along the Danube. From the 14th Vienna Secession exhibition in 1902 to the development of Constructivism in the 1920s, art in Austria- Hungary underwent a seismic change that challenged preconceptions, and broke the rules to shake up European Art. Tracing the evolution of art during this time period, this book makes valuable connections between the seemingly disparate Formkunst of Vienna, Cubism in Prague, and Hungarian Constructivism. Focusing on the works of artists such as Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt, Josef Capek, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele, Františk Kupka, Lajos Kassák, and László Moholy- Nagy, and drawing from the latest scholarly research, this book presents a fundamental reinterpretation of turn-of-the-century art as it flourished in the Habsburg Empire.

320 pages
Prestel, 2016
9.3 x 1.1 x 11.4 inches
ISBN 9783791355474
Constructivism, Cubism

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