Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Primitivism in Modern Art” as Want to Read:
Primitivism in Modern Art
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Primitivism in Modern Art

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This now classic study maps the profound effect of primitive art on modern, as well as the primitivizing strain in modern art itself. Robert Goldwater describes how and why works by primitive artists attracted modern painters and sculptors, and he delineates the differences between what is truly primitive or archaic and what intentionally embodies such elements. His analys ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 23rd 1986 by Belknap Press (first published February 5th 1986)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Primitivism in Modern Art, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Primitivism in Modern Art

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-48
3.57  · 
Rating details
 ·  23 ratings  ·  2 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Jonathan Frederick Walz
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A useful (and now classic) introduction to the topic.
Charlie Surf
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
classic!
Aarnoud Rommens
rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2018
Lo
rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2019
John
rated it really liked it
Feb 20, 2015
Caitlin Gonya
rated it liked it
Sep 18, 2014
Markéta Voborníková
rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2017
Barry
rated it really liked it
Sep 16, 2010
CaliphGaga
rated it liked it
Jul 22, 2013
M'Erin
rated it it was ok
Mar 13, 2016
Ronald
rated it it was ok
Jul 29, 2019
Nathan
rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2007
Veronica
rated it it was ok
Jan 04, 2016
Michael M
rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2017
Justine
rated it liked it
May 08, 2007
Aaminah Shakur
rated it really liked it
Apr 06, 2019
Gareth
rated it really liked it
Jan 22, 2013
Debbie Robinson
rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2017
Marcella
rated it really liked it
Mar 06, 2012
Mike Tracy
rated it it was amazing
Jun 11, 2016
Nick Crawford
rated it liked it
Jun 10, 2009
Lorna
rated it really liked it
Jan 29, 2015
Karl
rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2013
Brad N
marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2009
Tommyecho
marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2009
Lauren Albert
marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2010
Money Shaw
marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2012
Hamid Eskandari
marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2012
Kate
added it
Jun 22, 2014
Vera Marques
marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2015
Jackie De Haan
is currently reading it
Aug 04, 2015
Rebecca
marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2016
Steven Chang
marked it as to-read
May 08, 2016
Monty Etzcorn
marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2016
BookDB
marked it as to-read
Nov 13, 2016
Kelly
added it
Jan 14, 2017
Roberto
marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2017
Nika L. Majere
marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2017
Morgan
marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2017
Atmospheric Eric
marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2017
Oleg Kitov
marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »