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Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

From Blast to Pop

Aspects of Modern British Art, 1915-1965

From Blast to Pop: Aspects of Modern British Art, 1915-1965 charts the complex trajectory of modernism in Britain, from the 1914 Vorticist manifesto published in the short-lived journal Blast to the emergence of British Pop art in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This catalog of an exhibition shown at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, includes entries by Richard A. Born on 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures; an essay by Keith Hartley of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; and a bibliography, as well as 13 color and 101 black-and-white illustrations.

136 pages | 10 x 11 | © 1997

Art: British Art

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Kimerly Rorschach
From Blast to Pop
Keith Hartley
Catalogue of the Exhibition
Richard A. Born
Early Modernism: Abstraction, Primitivism, and Surrealism, 1915-1945
Academic Traditions: Realism and Figuration, 1920-1955
International Modernist Sculpture: Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Robert Adams, 1930-1965
Postwar British Sculpture and the 1952 Venice Biennale: The "Iconography of Fear", 1950-1960
London-Paris-New York: From Existentialism and "L’Art Brut" to "The Aesthetics of Plenty" and Pop Art, 1945-1960
London-Paris-New York: Gestural Abstraction and Color Field Painting, 1955-1965
Selected Bibliography
Color Plates

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