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Book - Abstract Art
Book - Abstract Art
Book - Abstract Art
Book - Abstract Art
Book - Abstract Art
Book - Abstract Art
Book - Abstract Art

Book - Abstract Art

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A leading authority on the subject presents a radically new approach to the understanding of abstract art. Persuasive and richly illustrated for full effect!

In a fresh take on abstract art, noted art historian Pepe Karmel chronicles the movement from a global perspective. Moving beyond the canonical terrain of abstract art, it demonstrates how artists the world over have used abstract imagery to express social, cultural, and spiritual experience.

Karmel builds this fresh approach to abstract art around five inclusive themes:

  • Architecture
  • Body
  • Cosmology
  • Landscape
  • Man-made

In the process, this history develops a series of narratives that go far beyond the established  figures and movements traditionally associated with abstract art. Each narrative is complemented by a number of featured abstract works, arranged in thought-provoking pairings with accompanying extended captions that provide an in-depth analysis.

This wide-ranging examination incorporates work from Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America, as well as Europe and North America, through artists ranging from Wu Guanzhong, Joan Miró, Jackson Pollock, to Hilma af Klint, and Odili Donald Odita. Breaking new ground, Karmel has forged a new history of this key art movement.

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