Now available in paperback, Chaos and Classicism explores the classicizing aesthetic that followed the immense destruction of World War I: the poetic dream of antiquity in the Parisian avant garde of Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso; the politicized revival of the Roman Empire under Benito Mussolini by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico and Mario Sironi; and the austere functionalist utopianism of the Bauhaus, as well as, more chillingly, the pseudo-biological classicism, or Aryanism, of nascent Nazi society. Among the other artists surveyed here are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, André Derain, Gino Severini, Jean Cocteau, Le Corbusier, Amédée Ozenfant, Madeleine Vionnet, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Massimo Campigli, Achille Funi, Ubaldo Oppi, Gio Ponti, Arturo Martini, Georg Kolbe, Oskar Schlemmer, Otto Dix, Georg Scholz, Georg Schrimpf, Wilhelm Schnarrenberger and August Sander.
Boilerplate is safe box office, and we've gotten our share lately. So it's great that the Guggenheim Museum is giving us the opposite in its major fall exhibition, "Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936."
With its high percentage of unfamiliar names, the exhibition won't pull crowds. Visitors with a stake in art-as-uplift will find the story it tells mystifying, if not perverse. I found the whole thing totally engrossing: a survey-style piece of investigative history with a bomb ticking away inside. --Holland Cotter, New York Times, October 10, 2010
Descrizione libro Guggenheim Museum, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110892074051
Descrizione libro Guggenheim Museum. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0892074051 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0593885
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808920740511.0
Descrizione libro Guggenheim Museum, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0892074051