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Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars (Open University: Modern Art - Practices & Debates)

Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars (Open University: Modern Art - Practices & Debates)

David Batchelor,Paul Wood,Briony Fer

Begins by considering responses by French artists to World War I, showing how Purism, Dada and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The book then discusses the language of construction in France, Germany and the USSR and addresses the debate over realism in art.
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This book begins by considering responses by French artists to the First World War, showing how Purism, Dada, and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The authors then discuss the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany, and the Soviet Union; the contrasting demands of the utility and decoration of objects and paintings; and the relationship of surrealism to questions of sexuality and gender and to Freudian theory. The book concludes by addressing the widespread debate over realism in art: whether it represents an alternative to the elitism of the avant-garde or whether avant-garde art should play a role in the development of a modern realism.

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Title - Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars (Open University: Modern Art - Practices & Debates)

Edition -

Author - David Batchelor,Paul Wood,Briony Fer

ISBN 13 - 9780300055191

Imprint - Yale University Press

Publisher - Yale University Press

Date Published - 23/06/1993

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No. of pages - 371

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 203 x 254 x mm

Weight - 1021 g

Languages - English