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Title Shape of light : 100 years of photography and abstract art / edited by Simon Baker and Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais with Shoair Mavlian ; with contributions by Sarah Allen [and four others].

Publication Info. New York, NY : D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2018.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770.1 SHA    DUE 10-02-21
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Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Tate Modern, London, May 3-September 16, 2018.
Exhibition dates on the Tate Modern website: 2 May-14 October 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index.
Summary The accompanying catalogue to the first major exhibition to consider the relationship between the photographic medium and the history of abstraction in the twentieth century, on display at London's Tate Modern.The exhibition catalogue will be arranged in a broadly chronological way to tell the story of photography and its relationship with abstraction from around 1915 to the present day, and will include historic works in a variety of media from painting and sculpture to montage and kinetic installations. Beginning with the works of cubism and vorticism, the catalogue then highlights the key contributions of Bauhaus, constructivist and surrealist artists of the 1920's and 1930's. It then moves into the 'subjective photography' of the 1940's and 1950's, exploring the global scope of this movement through works by artists from Latin America and Asia, before considering the impacts of photography of abstract expressionism, op art and minimalism in Europe and the US. Bringing together iconic as well as rarely seen works, Photography and Abstract Art explores the development of photography in relation to abstract art, tracing the key moments of innovation in new techniques and practice.
Contents 1910-1940: in search of a new reality / Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais -- 1940-1960: photography's sense of abstraction / Simon Baker -- 1960-1980: control, order and disorder / Shoair Mavlian -- 1980-now: surfaces and impressions / Emma Lewis.
Subject Photography, Abstract -- Exhibitions.
Art, Abstract -- Exhibitions.
Art and photography -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Baker, Simon, 1972- editor.
L'Ecotais, Emmanuelle de, editor.
Mavlian, Shoair, editor.
Allen, Sarah (Curator), contributor.
Lewis, Emma (Writer on photography), contributor.
Tate Modern (Gallery), host institution.
Added Title 100 years of photography and abstract art
One hundred years of photography and abstract art
ISBN 9781942884316 hardcover
1942884311 hardcover

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