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Wood, Paul

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Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas by Charles Harrison( Book )

174 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since it was first published in 1992, this book has become one of the leading anthologies of art theoretical texts in the English-speaking world. This expanded edition includes the fruit of recent research, involving a considerable amount of newly translated material from the entire period, together with additional texts from the last decades of the twentieth century"--Back cover
Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the wars by Briony Fer( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third in a series of four books about art and its interpretation from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. The books seek to explain the most important issues confronting any study of modern art, without attempting exhaustive coverage. They present a range of approaches characteristic of current art-historical debates. The authors of the present book address debates in, and about, the avant-garde in the years between the two world wars. The first chapter, '"This liberty and this order": art in France after the First World War', considers responses by artists, primarily in France, to the First World War. The emergence of a 'School of Paris', and the competing avant-gardes of Purism, Dada and early Surrealism, is related to the wider social conditions existing in the wake of both devastation and victory. However, there is also a concern to indicate ways in which art can achieve independence from its framing conditions. Chapter 2, 'The language of construction', looks at the emergence of a concept of construction art. The focus is the post-revolutionary Soviet Union, though work in France and Weimar Germany is also considered. There is an examination of why construction proved so powerful a metaphor for artists at this time, and this leads to a consideration of ideas of utility and decoration in art and design. Chapter 3, 'Surrealism, myth and psychoanalysis', considers aspects of Surrealism, with an emphasis on questions of sexual difference. It looks at Surrealism's use of the legacy of Freud, and studies a wide range of textual and photographic sources in addition to paintings. In particular, there is a review of Surrealist magazines and the contribution of Georges Bataille. The final chapter, 'Realisms and realities', addresses the widespread debate over the question of Realism in art. For many, Realism represented an alternative to what was seen as the isolation or even elitism of the avant-garde, a viewpoint that gained support from the adoption of Socialist Realism as the official art form of the Soviet Union. However, other voices insisted that the avant-garde had a role to play in the development of a modern realism adequate to the conditions of the twentieth century
Western art and the wider world by Paul Wood( )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization in the early 21st century is increasingly reflected in contemporary art. Yet there remains a need for a theoretically informed and historically wide-ranging study of changes in the relationship between the modern Wester artistic canon and those of other forms of art which it has traditionally marginalized. This book explores Western art as it has developed since the Renaissance in terms of an evolving relationship with the art and culture of other societies, including the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa, and the Americas
Themes in contemporary art( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s
The challenge of the avant-garde by Paul Wood( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout, it seeks to relate the discourse of artistic avant-gardism in all its forms to contemporary social and political histories."--Jacket
Varieties of modernism by Paul Wood( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work discusses the art of the middle third of the twentieth century. It consists of a short general introduction and four parts, each concentrating on a key aspect of the art of the period
The fear of breathing : stories from the Syrian Revolution by Ruth Sherlock( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As thousands have been tortured, jailed, maimed or killed by the Syrian regime, The Fear of Breathing is not only a new play based entirely on verbatim reports from inside Syria itself, but is also a hard-hitting evocation of a life or death fight for freedom, experienced from the inside. To uncover these personal stories from the uprising, award-winning journalists Paul Wood and Ruth Sherlock, together with theatre director Zoe Lafferty, travelled into Syria covertly, circumventing the ban on journalists and restrictions on movement for all non-Syrians. They spoke to protesters as well as citizens who love President Bashar al-Assad and are terrified of a future without him. Featuring verbatim scenes, interviews, stories and film footage, The Fear of Breathing is a powerful and profoundly disturbing portrait of a revolution struggling to survive
Art of the twentieth century : a reader by Paul Wood( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & visual culture, 1850-2010 : modernity to globalisation by Steve Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third of a series of text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. '1850-2010: Modernity to globalisation' includes essays which engage directly with topical issues around art and gender, globalisation, cultural difference and curating, as well as explorations of key canonical artists and movements and of some less well-documented work of contemporary artists. Other volumes: 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissance; and 1600-1850: Academy to avant-garde
Smithson and Serra : beyond modernism? by Paul Wood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Smithson and Richard Serra both believed that sculpture should have a dialog with its environment. This program explores the challenging dialectic of the site-specific sculpture of Smithson and Serra through examples of their work. In an interview, Serra discusses the aspects of time and context in relation to his art as well as the influence of Smithson
Meaning in abstract art by Paul Wood( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The development of abstract art has been one of the most significant developments of the modern art movement. Yet, even after a century of abstraction, many people still find it difficult to make sense of works of art that don't depict recognisable objects. In this program we investigate different types of abstract art and discuss how meanings have been attached to these works and the problems this has created."--Container
Art & Language : now they are by Art & Language (Group)( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maui art and creative people by Paul Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern art : practices and debates by Briony Fer( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernismo em disputa : a arte desde os anos quarenta( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii by Bonnie Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual travel guide to Hawaii, providing general information about the history of the state; featuring an island-by-island description of important sights; and offering suggestions on restaurants, accommodations, shopping, and entertainment
Art of the 20th century by Margaret F Alexander( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first band is an analysis of Jasper Jophn's painting Catenery (Jacob;s ladder). The second band shows two sculptures of Richard Serra in an urban environment--Fulcrum in the Broadgate development at Liverpool Street in London and Tilted arch in New York--the latter has since been destroyed. Spin out, a tribute to Robert Smithson, is in a rural site at the Kroller-Muller Museum in Holland. Robert Smithson's work is represented by Broken circle, Spiral hill, which is in a disused quarry in north Holland
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Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas
Realism, rationalism, surrealism : art between the warsThemes in contemporary artThe challenge of the avant-gardeVarieties of modernismArt of the twentieth century : a readerModern art : practices and debates