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The Eiffel Tower had nothing to do with his interests ; but the idea of space that it
provoked, a flatness that contained ideas of dynamism, movement, and the
quality of abstraction inherent in structures and maps, was also the space in
which a ...
With their intersecting planes and precise, sober, crystalline space, organized
around the "dynamic" diagonal rather than the "passive" horizontal and the "
authoritarian" vertical, they were meant to be "way-stations" between painting,
Invoking the names of van Gogh, Brueghel, Cezanne, and Mathis Griinewald, he
praised "the art of space and depth" as the only one that could bear the weight of
social meanings: "I know I will never abandon full volumes. No arabesques, no ...
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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