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Title France and the visual arts since 1945 : remapping European postwar and contemporary art / edited by Catherine Dossin
Published New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018
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Contents 1. Beyond the Clichés of "Decadence and the Myths of "Triumph : Rewriting France in the Stories of Postwar Western ArtCatherine Dossin, Purdue University, USA2. Art and Communism in Postwar France: The Impossible Task of Defining a French Socialist RealismLucia Piccioni, Center for Italian Modern Art of New York, USA, and Cécile Pichon-Bonin, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France3. The Art of Community in Isidore Isou's Traité de bave et d'éternité (1951)Marin Sarvé-Tarr, University of Chicago, USA 4. Their Paris, Our Paris: a Situationist dériveEmmanuel Guy, Parsons Paris, The New School, France5. Pinot Gallizio's Cavern: Re-Excavating Postwar ParisSophie Cras, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France6. Agnès Varda's du Côté de la Côte: Place as 'Sociological Phenomenon'Rosemary O'Neill, Parsons -- The New School, USA7. Cybernetic Bordello: Nicolas Schöffer's Aesthetic HygieneHervé Vanel, American University of Paris, France8
Nouveau Réalisme in its "Longue Durée : From the 19th Century Chiffonnier to the Remembrance of World War IIDéborah Laks, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, France 9. Decelerating Le Mouvement of Paris with Vision in Motion -- Motion in Vision of Antwerp: Movement, Time, and Kinetic Art, 1955-1959Noémi Joly, Paris-Sorbonne University, France 10. The Public Art of Jean Tinguely 1959-1991: Between Performance and PermanenceElisabeth Tiso, Graduate Center CUNY, USA11. Jean-Jacques Lebel's Revolution: The French Happening, Surrealism, and the Algerian War Laurel Fredrickson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA12. Reimagining Communism after 1968: The Case of GrapusSami Siegelbaum, UCLA, USA13. Autogestion in French Art after 1968: A Case Study of the Sociological Art Collective Ruth Erickson, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA14. André Cadere's Disorderly Conduct Lily Woodruff, Michigan State University, USA15
Summary Taking on the myth of France's creative exhaustion following World War II, this collection of essays brings together an international team of scholars, whose research offers English readers a rich and complex overview of the place of France and French artists in the visual arts since 1945.0They introduce greater depth and specificity to familiar artists and movements, such as Lettrism, Situationist International or Nouveau Réalisme, while bringing to the fore lesser known artists and groups, including GRAPUS, the Sociological Art Collective, and Nicolas Schöffer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art and society -- France -- History -- 20th century
Art and society -- France -- History -- 21st century
Art, French -- 20th century.
Art, French -- 21st century.
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
Art and society.
Art techniques & principles.
Art, French.
History of art & design styles: from c 1900.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dossin, Catherine, editor.
ISBN 1501341537