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Early Modernism: Swiss & Austrian Trademarks 1920-1950
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Our focus in this area is primarily on the early 20th Century with an emphasis on Dada and Surrealist movements in Europe and America. However, listings are not limited to those movements.

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Seitz, William C., The Art of Assemblage, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1961, first edition, 8vo (9.75" x 8.75"), HB, black cloth w/ gilt titles in pictorial green/beige dj, VG/ VG. Slightly worn at corners, puncture mark to head of spine. Price clipped, chipping at head & foot of spine, cigarette burn(?) to sm. area of jacket.

176 pp. 146 plates, a few in color, including one fold-out. Accompanied an exhibition at MoMA, the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts and San Francisco Museum of Art in fall 1961 - spring 1962. "An 'assemblage,' extending the method initiated by the cubist painters, is a work of art made by fastening together cut or torn pieces of paper, clippings from newspapers, photographs, bits of cloth, fragments of wood, metal, or other such materials, shells or stones, or even objects such as knives and forks, chairs and tables, parts of dolls and mannequins, automobile fenders, steel boilers, and stuffed birds and animals"--in short, a very eclectic and often three-dimensional collage. This fully-illustrated catalog includes several informative essays by Seitz: "The Liberation of Words" focusing on the work of Andre Gide, Guillaume Apollinaire, Stephane Mallarme, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; the essay, "The Liberation of Objects" including Dada and Neo-Dada, Surrealism, Futurism as well as the works of Picasso, Braque, and Gris, and other essays pertaining to the realism and poetry of assemblage, collage art, attitudes/issues, and more. Includes artists associated with Dadaism, Cubism, and a few who would later be associated with the Fluxus movement.

Works by the following artists are included:
Marcel Duchamp
Joseph Cornell
Kurt Schwitters
Jean Arp
Georges Braque
George Brecht
Andre Breton
Bruce Conner
Jean Dubuffet
Max Ernst
Yolande Fievre
Juan Gris
George Herms
Edward Kienholz
Willem de Kooning
Rene Magritte
Landes Lewitin
John Latham
Kasimir Malevich
Joan Miro
Robert Motherwell
Louise Nevelson
Alfonso Ossorio
Francis Picabia
Pablo Picasso
Robert Rauschenberg
Man Ray
Mimmo Rotella
Lucas Samaras
David Smith
Daniel Spoerri
Richard Stankiewicz
Joseph Stella
Yves Tanguy

Plus many, others…
Also included is a detailed listing of the 252 pieces of the 144 artists in this historic exhibit; a working bibliography, and a complete index.
    [Book ID # 640]


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