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Its razing was taken up by the world press, beginning with The Times in London,
as the arch-symbol of Fascist barbarity. Thus Picasso's painting shared the
exemplary fame of the event, becoming as well known a memorial of catastrophe
The image of the cathedral as symbol of Utopian collectivism was part of the
Bauhaus myth. The school's first manifesto, written by the thirty-six-year-old
Gropius, had as its frontispiece a woodcut of a starlit cathedral by Lyonel
Feininger (plate ...
Only Christian ceremonial architecture interested him – that, or the humblest
cottages and cafÚs – and presumably the relics of colonizing Rome were filled
with authoritarian suggestions that he would not admit to his own field of symbols.
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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