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For the late nineteenth century, the cradle of modernism, did not feel the
uncertainties about the machine that we do. No statistics on pollution, no
prospect of melt-downs or core explosions lay on the horizon; and very few of the
visitors to the ...
It all looks like a machine, slightly out of control: a machine Ó plaisir, reflecting the
frenetic and marionette-like quality of public entertainment that other artists were
beginning to discern in mass culture. For by no means all European artists ...
But contemporaneity meant the machine; and so in Goncharova's paintings, as in
early Malevich or even Chagall, one sees incessant references to the machine
aesthetic: Goncharova's steam-iron and metallically pleated shirtfront in The ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review