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    The conspiracy of modern art

    Martins, L.R. (2017) The conspiracy of modern art. Historical Materialism 137. Leiden, Holland: Brill. ISBN 9789004280045.

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    Book synopsis: In The Conspiracy of Modern Art the Brazilian critic and art-historian Luiz Renato Martins presents a new account of modern art from David to Abstract Expressionism. The once vibrant debate on these touchstones of modernism has gone stale. Viewed from the Sao Paolo megalopolis the art of Paris and New York - embodying Revolution, Thermidor, Bonapatism and Bourgeois 'Triumph' - once more pulsates in a tragic key. Equally attentive to form and politics, Martins invites us to look again at familiar pictures. In the process, modern art appears in a new light. These essays, largely unknown to an English-speaking audience, may be the most important contribution to the account of modern painting since the important debates of the 1980s.


    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: Steve Edwards commissioned and edited the book, as well as contributing 'Painting, Between Gewalt and Labour: An Introduction to the Conspiracy of Modern Art' (pp.1-14).
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Modern art, modernism, Marxism, Revolution, Counter-revolution, Bonapartism, Thermidor, Labour Process, Marx, Baudelaire, David, Manet, Cezanne, Pollock, Rothko, Argan, Benjamin, Trotsky
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Steve Edwards
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 10:27
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 10:29


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