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Abstract Art: A Global History

Abstract Art: A Global History


Taking a radically new approach to the history of abstract painting, Pepe Karmel applies a scholarly yet fresh vision to reconsider the history of abstraction from a global perspective and to demonstrate that abstraction is embedded in the real world. Moving beyond the orthodox canonical terrain of abstract art, he surveys artists from across the globe, examining their work from the point of view of content rather than form. Previous writers have approached the history of abstraction as a series of movements solving a series of formal problems. In contrast, Karmel focuses on the subject matter of abstract art, showing how artists have used abstract imagery to express social, cultural and spiritual experience.

  •  Hardback | 344 pages
  •  240 x 308 x 33.02mm | 2,380g
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  256 Illustrations, unspecified
  •  0500239584
  •  9780500239582

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