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A Concise History Of Modern Painting

by Herbert Read

Condition: Near Good


New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1959. Hardcover. Near Good. With seven Chapters, titled : The Origins of Modern Art...... The Break-through..... Cubism.....Futurism, Dada, Surrealism .....Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee.....The Origins and Development of an Art of Determined Relations....The Origins and Development of an Art of Internal Necessity. Pictorial Survey. Text References. Bibliography. Alphabetical List of Works Reproduced. . Index. .... Extensively and impressively illustrated , in color, and in B &W. modern art illustrations.... Authored by Sir Herbert Read DSO, MC, ( 1893 - 1968 ), son of a farmer, English historian, poet, literary critic, philosopher, who won Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross as a Captain with the Green Howards, a British Infantry Regiment serving in France in WW I, writer of " Poems of Chaos " ( 1915..... " Naked Warriors " ( 1919 ) author, editor, student of the art of writing, Professor of Fine Arts at University of Edinburgh( 1931 -1933, organ- ized Surrealism Exhibition of 1936, curator, Norton Professor at Harvard University, politically anarchist, with interests in existentialism, psychoanalysis in art, art education, children's art, socio-cultural dimension of art education. Orange-colored, textured cloth book with gilt lettering on the spine. ( 6 X 8 3/8 X 1 3/8 ) 376 pages. No dust jacket. Book weighs 2 pounds. Significant Sir Herber t Read illustrated book on the history of Modern Art, published in 1959, 57 years ago. Page notations on inside of front cover. Prior-owner name on front end page. Some spotting in the book covers.

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