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Beyond the Mainstream
Essays on Modern and Contemporary Art

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Author: Peter Selz, University of California, Berkeley
  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521556248

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  • This selection of essays by a prominent art historian, critic and curator of modern art examines the art and artists of the twentieth century who have operated outside the established art world. In a lucid and accessible style, Peter Selz explores modern art as it is reflected, and has had an impact on, the tremendous transformations of politics and culture, both in the United States and in Europe. An authoritative overview of a neglected phenomenon, his essays explore the complex relationship between art at the periphery and art at the putative center, and how marginal art has affected that of the mainstream.

    • Discusses the work of Kandinsky, Klee, Kiefer, Pencke, and Richter
    • Examines art outside the established art world
    • Locates twentieth-century art in its socio-political context
    • Traces cross-currents between European and American art
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    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521556248
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
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    Part I. Europe:
    1. Ferdinand Hodler (1972)
    2. Art in a turbulent era: German and Austrian Expressionism (1978)
    3. Emergence of the Avant-Garde: first German autumn Salon of 1913 (1991)
    4. Schoenberg and the visual arts (1974)
    5. The persistence of Expressionism: the second generation (1989)
    6. German realism of the twenties: the artist as social critic (1980)
    7. Max Beckmann: the self-portraits (1992)
    8. Degenerate Art reconstructed (1991)
    9. Revival and survival of Expressionist trends in the art of the GDR (1989)
    10. Eduardo Chillida: art in the public domain (1986, 1988)
    Part II. Atlantic Crossing:
    11. Americans abroad (1993)
    12. The impact from abroad: foreign guests and visitors in California (1996)
    13. Modernism comes to Chicago: the Institute of Design (1996)
    14. New images of man (1959)
    15. Directions in Kinetic sculpture (1966)
    Part III. United States:
    16. Max Beckmann in America (1984)
    17. Sam Francis: Blue Balls (1991)
    18. Agnes Denes: the artist as universalist (1992)
    19. The flaccid art (1963)
    20. Notes on Funk (1967)
    21. Llyn Foulkes' work of the 1960s: images of disruption and illusion (1987)
    22. Harold Persico Paris (1992)
    23. Rupert Garcia: the artist as advocate (1991)
    24. Oh Say Can You See? Flags: Johns to Burkhardt (1992)
    25. Bedri Baykam: American xenophobia and Expressionist dreams (1986).

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    Peter Selz, University of California, Berkeley

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