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Varieties of Modernism
by Paul Wood
his book, the third in the Art of the Twentieth Century series, considers works of art produced in Europe and the United States between the 1930s and the 1960s. Arranged in four main parts, the abundantly illustrated book begins by examining aspects of the European avant-garde from the 1930s to the aftermath of the Second World War. The second part focuses on the emerg enc ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published July 11th 2004 by Yale University Press
(first published 2004)
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Academic but another great Open Uni text mostly about the significant role of Jackson Pollock and other abstract American expressionists in USA circa 1950-60, 'high modernism', minimalism and Andy Warhol. I would highly recommend AA318 course at Open Uni if anyone else finds this kinda stuff floats their boat!
Paul Wood began working for the Open University in the 1980s as a part-time Tutor in Scotland, based in Edinburgh. Since the 1990s he has worked in the Dept of Art History at Milton Keynes. His main involvement has been in the history of the modern movement. Previously, he was a Tutor on A315, Modern Art & Modernism which ran between 1983 and 1992, a Course Team member on A316 Modern Art: Prac ...moreMore about Paul Wood...