Documents of 20th Century Art: The Tradition of Constructivism. Art History, Stephen Bann.

Documents of 20th Century Art: The Tradition of Constructivism.

New York: Viking, 1974. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. The formal beginning of constructivism occurred in in Russia in 1920 and founded by sculptors Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner. Since the time of the founders' "Realistic Manifesto," constructivism has spread throughout the world, opposing personal, expressionistic art with abstraction and formal construction. In this book, Stephen Bann has collected the most important constructivist documents, many of which have never before been available in English—and supplemented them with a critical introduction, a chronology of constructivism, and an invaluable bibliography of close to four hundred items. This volume is illustrated with thirty-eight constructivist prints, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, some of them are rare and previously unpublished.This collection of documents includes writings by Gabo, El Lissitzsky, Theo van Doesburg, Hans Richter, Victor Vasarely and Charles Biederman. 334 pages. Item #26055
ISBN: 0670723010

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