The Resource Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art, edited by Markus Brüderlin with contributions by Ernst Beyeler [and others]

Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art, edited by Markus Brüderlin with contributions by Ernst Beyeler [and others]

Label
Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art
Title
Ornament and abstraction
Title remainder
the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art
Statement of responsibility
edited by Markus Brüderlin with contributions by Ernst Beyeler [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an in-depth study of this major theme in 20th century art history. It begins with the innovative pictorial conception of Philipp Otto Runge, whose early 19th century paintings featured the last genuine form in the history of ornament, the arabesque. The arabesque had an influence via Symbolism (Maurice Denis, Paul Gauguin) and Art Nouveau (Henry van de Velde, Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann) on painting's move towards abstraction (Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Adolf Hoelzel), which resulted on the one hand in a non-figurative, geometric structure of lines (Mondrian), and on the other, in the swirls of Matisse and Jackson Pollock. Side by side with the "royal way" of Cubism, arabesque abstraction therefore opens up a second doorway to the world of non-figurative art." "Significant influences also result from the modern artists' preoccupation with the ornamentation found in distant cultures, such as Matisse with the Orient and Oceania, Ad Reinhardt with Asian culture, and American painting with pre-Columbian ornament (Josef Albers, Barnett Newman). Referring also to Minimalism, new media, digital technology, the Renaissance and the Rococo, the book celebrates the impact of ornament on abstract art, as well as showcasing a remarkable array of masterpieces."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK1175
LC item number
.O76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fondation Beyeler
  • Brüderlin, Markus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art, Abstract
  • Décoration et ornement
  • Modernisme (Art)
  • Art abstrait
  • Art, Abstract
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Schilderkunst
  • Ornamentiek
  • Abstracte kunst
  • Beïnvloeding
Label
Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art, edited by Markus Brüderlin with contributions by Ernst Beyeler [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held June 10-Oct. 7, 2001 in the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Markus Bruderlin -- Preface / Ernst Beyeler -- Introduction: Ornament and Abstraction / Markus Bruderlin -- Stilfragen 1893 / Alois Riegl -- The Arabesque and the Islamic View of the World / Annemarie Schimmel -- The Constructive Ornament -- Vienna's Contribution to Abstraction / Dieter Bogner -- Ornamentation and Recollection -- Matisse, Kandinsky and Mondrian / Philippe Buttner -- The Quick Meaning -- Ornament and Non-Western Art / Samuel Herzog -- Rationalisation in the Service of Tradition -- Ornamental and Serial Forms in Modern Art / Hans Zitko -- Point and Line to Raster -- On the Genealogy of Computer Graphics / Claus Pias -- Islamic Ornament and Western Abstraction -- Some Critical Remarks on an Elective Affinity -- The Exhibition in Ten Chapters -- 1. Prologue East -- West: Bans on Images from Moses Via Muhammed to Malevich and Rothko -- 2. In the Beginning was the Ornament -- From the Arabesque to Modernism's Abstract Line -- 3. Munich: The Dissection of the Arabesque and its Transplantation into Abstraction -- 4. Vienna: The Birth of Abstraction through the Spirit of the Ornament -- 5. Invading the Wall -- De Stijl and Conceptual Art -- 6. Ornament and Paradise or the Triumph of the Surface -- 7. The War of Signs -- Peace in Ornament. The Ornament as a Bridge Between Cultures -- 8. The Picture Becomes Ornament -- Frank Stella and the Ornament from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century -- 9. The Ornamentalisation of Modernism -- Painting in the Eighties and Nineties -- 10. The (Digital) Mass Ornament
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780300092264
Lccn
2001090936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50401966
  • (OCoLC)ocm50401966
Label
Ornament and abstraction : the dialogue between non-Western, modern and contemporary art, edited by Markus Brüderlin with contributions by Ernst Beyeler [and others]
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held June 10-Oct. 7, 2001 in the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Markus Bruderlin -- Preface / Ernst Beyeler -- Introduction: Ornament and Abstraction / Markus Bruderlin -- Stilfragen 1893 / Alois Riegl -- The Arabesque and the Islamic View of the World / Annemarie Schimmel -- The Constructive Ornament -- Vienna's Contribution to Abstraction / Dieter Bogner -- Ornamentation and Recollection -- Matisse, Kandinsky and Mondrian / Philippe Buttner -- The Quick Meaning -- Ornament and Non-Western Art / Samuel Herzog -- Rationalisation in the Service of Tradition -- Ornamental and Serial Forms in Modern Art / Hans Zitko -- Point and Line to Raster -- On the Genealogy of Computer Graphics / Claus Pias -- Islamic Ornament and Western Abstraction -- Some Critical Remarks on an Elective Affinity -- The Exhibition in Ten Chapters -- 1. Prologue East -- West: Bans on Images from Moses Via Muhammed to Malevich and Rothko -- 2. In the Beginning was the Ornament -- From the Arabesque to Modernism's Abstract Line -- 3. Munich: The Dissection of the Arabesque and its Transplantation into Abstraction -- 4. Vienna: The Birth of Abstraction through the Spirit of the Ornament -- 5. Invading the Wall -- De Stijl and Conceptual Art -- 6. Ornament and Paradise or the Triumph of the Surface -- 7. The War of Signs -- Peace in Ornament. The Ornament as a Bridge Between Cultures -- 8. The Picture Becomes Ornament -- Frank Stella and the Ornament from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century -- 9. The Ornamentalisation of Modernism -- Painting in the Eighties and Nineties -- 10. The (Digital) Mass Ornament
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780300092264
Lccn
2001090936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50401966
  • (OCoLC)ocm50401966

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