Theories of Modern Art

Theories of Modern Art

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Herschel B. Chipp's 'Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics' is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics - some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few - and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.Pablo Picasso, Andre Breton, 1923, dry point curious sort of sentence which came to me bearing a€” in sober truth a€” not a trace of any relation whatever to any incidents I may at that time have been involved in; an insistent sentence, it seemed to me, a sentence I might say, that ... Instantly the idea came to me to use it as material for poetic construction. ... It seemed and still seems to me that the speed of thought is no greater than that of words, and hence does not exceed the flow ofanbsp;...

Title:Theories of Modern Art
Author:Herschel Browning Chipp, Peter Selz
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1968


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