George Heard Hamilton - The Pelican History of Art (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780140561296
Subtitled : Painting and Sculpture in Europe 1880-1940.
Part of The Pelican History of Art Series edited by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.
Professor Hamilton traces the origins and growth of modern art, assessing the intrinsic qualities of individual works and describing the social forces in play.
The result is an authoritative guide through the forest of artistic labels - Impressionism and Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, Constructivism, Surrealism, etc.- and to the achievements of Degas and Cezanne, Ensor and Munch, Matisse and Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, and Epstein, Mondrian, Dali, Modigliani, Utrillo and Chagall, Klee, Henry Moore, and many other artists in a revolutionary age.
- Format : Larger, Thickish 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good) (With previous owners name & very well applied plastic book covering)
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Arts, Photography & Fashion
- Published : 1967 (This Edition 1978 - Penguin/Pelican USA)
- ISBN : 0140561293 / 9780140561296
- SKU : B002804
- PPC : SP900gm
- RRP : Unknown
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Illustrated white paper cover with photographic black and white in text images throughout. Pages and binding are good with no defects. The very beginnings of some light tanning only. 624pp.
"The way he covers the ground, keeping an excellent balance between the general picture & biographical details of individual artists is really masterly" - Daily Mail.
"Professor Hamilton traces the origins and growth of modern art, assessing the intrinsic qualities of individual works and escribing the social forces in play." - Google Review.
"The best grounding available in its huge subject" - The Sunday Times.
George Heard Hamilton was an American art historian, educator, and curator. Hamilton taught art history at Yale University and Williams College, as well as acting as Director of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Clark Art Institute.
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