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... but he is contemporary and as the twentieth century is a century which sees the
earth as no-one has ever seen it, the earth has a splendor that it never has had,
and as everything destroys itself in the twentieth century and nothing continues, ...
As Eiffel's structure had been the symbolic climax of nineteenth-century
technology, so Tatlin's would be the emblem of twentieth-century skills : in fact,
the banner which hung above his model of the tower, bearing the words, "
Engineers create ...
But some of the greater minds of the twentieth century have thought otherwise,
and from 1880 to 1930, when the language of architecture changed more
radically than it had done in the preceding four centuries, the ideal of social ...
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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