This book is admirably thorough. Professor Goldwater's approach to the problems involved remains consistently historical, analytical and descriptive...The investigation...is of lively interest and real importance. -- Edward Alden Jewell "New York Times Book Review"From the Publisher:
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 analysis distinguishes the romanticism of Gauguin; an emotional primitivism exemplified by the Brucke and Blaue Reiter groups in Germany; the intellectual primitivism of Picasso and Modigliani; and a "primitivism of the subconscious" in Miro, Klee, and Dali. Two of Goldwater's related essays--"Judgments of Primitive Art, 1905-1965" and "Art History and Anthropology"--have been added for this new paperback edition.
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Descripción Belknap Press, 1986. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Publisher's Note Preface to the Revised Edition Introduction PART I: PRIMITIVE ART IN EUROPE 1. The Accessibility of the Material The foundation of museums of ethnology Their change from "documentary" to "aesthetic" installation 2. The Evaluation of the Art of Primitive Peoples A historical account and analysis of the attitude of anthropological and ethnological writers toward primitive art: The beginnings of their interest and the growth of the realization of artistic value PART II: THE PREPARATION The use of exotic stimuli other than the primitive Latent primitivism in historicism and exoticism Primitivizing elements in art nouveau PART III: ROMANTIC PRIMITIVISM 1. Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven Direct contact with primitive peoples, and reaction against civilization Copying of Marquesan art motives Confusion of the nave and the primitive Identification of primitive and European beginnings Simplification of formal means Symbolic theories 2. The Primitivism of the Fauves The "discovery" of African sculpture Its actual influence Admiration for popular and children's art Interest in physical harmony with nature Simplification and violence of formal methods PART IV: EMOTIONAL PRIMITIVISM 1. The Brcke The "discovery" of Oceanic and African art Its influence and that of medieval art "Natural" and exotic subject matter; union of man and nature Emphasis on violent and basic emotions Simplifications of technique Emotional and formal immediacy 2. The Primitivism of the Blaue Reiter Influence of medieval, oriental, primitive, and folk art Exotic, wild, and provincial subject matter Formal schematizations and symbolism Symbolic animism PART V: INTELLECTUAL PRIMITIVISM 1. The Direct Influence of Primitive Sculpture Influence on the painting of Picasso Formal and emotional reasons for this influence Differences from the primitive in form and content 2. Primitivist Tendencies in Abstract Painting The search for "basic" forms The expansion of these forms and the search for "basic" subject matter Reduction of painting to a lowest common denominator Similar primitivist elements in cubism, purism, constructivism VI: THE PRIMITIVISM OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS 1. The Modern Primitives Contrast of their technique and their vision Contrast of their achievement and their appreciation Their relation to primitive art Similar reasons for their vogue 2. The Child Cult Its best exemplification the art of Klee Derivation of form and generalized content Equation of private and universal meanings Obliqueness of formal effect Mir and Dubuffet 3. Dada and Surrealism Partial origins in automatic, child, and psychopathic art The search for compelling, pervasive subject matter Confusion of romantic and primitivist elements PART VII: PRIMITIVISM IN MODERN SCULPTURE PART VIII: A DEFINITION OF PRIMITIVISM The method and intent of a discursive definition The unifying assumption of primitivism The development of emotional primitivism The triple expansion of intellectual primitivism The endemizing direction of primitivism Its relation to archaism and romanticism Indication of its causes PART IX: JUDGMENTS OF PRIMITIVE ART, 1905-1965 PART X: ART HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY: SOME COMPARISONS OF METHODOLOGY Appendix: Summary Chronology of Ethnographical Museums and Exhibitions The Publications of Robert Goldwater (1907. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0674704908
Descripción Belknap Press, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110674704908