''Primitivism'' in 20th Century Art
Affinity of the Tribal and the ModernBook - 1984
These two volumes comprise the first comprehensive scholarly treatment in half a century of the crucial influence of the tribal arts--particularly those of Africa and Oceania--on modern painters and sculptors. In this visually stunning and intellectually provocative work, 19 essays confront complex aesthetic, art-historical and sociological problems posed by this dramatic chapter in the history of modern art. The main body of the book contains a series of essays on primitivism in the works of Gauguin, the Fauves, Picasso, Brancusi, the German Expressionists, Lipchitz, Modigliani, Klee, Giacometti, Moore, the Surrealists and the Abstract Expressionists. It concludes with a discussion of primitivist contemporary artists, including those involved in earthworks, shamanism and ritual-inspired performances.
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art ; Boston : Distributed by New York Graphic Society Books, c1984
Branch Call Number: N6494.P7 P75 1984
Characteristics: 2 v. (xv, 689 p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm