Antimodernism and Artistic Experience : Policing the Boudaries of Modernity. First Edition, softcover

By: JESSUP, Lynda, (ed.) McKAY, Ian

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JESSUP, Lynda, (ed.). Antimodernism and Artistic Experience : Policing the Boudaries of Modernity. Toronto / Buffalo / London : University of Toronto Press, (2001). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,(4),[3]-223,(3),+ 66 pp plates. 8vo, illustrated green card covers, lettered in white and red. Of local interest : Chapter 7. "Handicrafts and the Logic of 'Commercial Antimodernism' : The Nova Scotia Case" by Ian McKay, (pp 117-129). "Antimodernism is a term used to describe the international reaction to the onslaught of the modern world that swept across industrialized Western Europe, North America, and Japan in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. Scholarsin art history, anthropology, political science, history, and feminist med ia studies explore antimodernism as an artistic response to a perceived sense of loss - in particular, the loss of 'authentic' experience. Embracing the 'authentic' as a redemptive antidote to the threat of unheralded economic and social change, antimodernism sought out experience supposedly embodied in pre-industrialized societies - in medieval communities or 'oriental cultures,' in the Primitive, the Traditional, or Folk. In describing the waysin which modern artists used antimodern constructs in formulating their wo rk, the contributors examine the involvement of artists and intellectuals in the reproduction and diffusion of these concepts. In doing so they revealthe interrelation of fine art, decorative art, souvenir or tourist art, an d craft, questioning the ways in which these categories of artistic expression reformulate and naturalise social relations in the field of cultural production. " (Abstract). Contents : Foreword (by Dennis Reid). Antimodernismand artistic experience : an introduction (by Lynda Jessup). Part One : 1. Introduction -- "Around and About Modernity : Some Comments on Themes of P rimitivism and Modernism" by Fred R. Myers; 2. "Performing the Native woman: Primitivism and Mimicry in Early Twentieth-century Visual Culture" by Ru th B. Phillips; 3. "The Colonial Lens : Gauguin, Primitivism, and Photography in the Fin de siècle" by Elizabeth C. Childs;. 4. "Emily Carr and the Traffic in Native Images" by Gerta Moray. Part Two : 5. Introduction -- staging antimodernism in the age of high capitalist nationalism (by Benedict Anderson). 6. "Modernists and Folk on the Lower St. Lawrence : The Problem of Folk Art" by/ Lora Senechal Carney; 7. "Handicrafts and the Logic of 'Commercial Antimodernism' : The Nova Scotia Case" by Ian McKay. 8. "Bushwhackersin the Gallery : Antimodernism and the Group of Seven" by Lynda Jessup. Pa rt Three : 9. Introduction -- "Modernity, Nostalgia, and the Standardization of Time" by Kim Sawchuk; 10. Artisans and Art Nouveau in Fin-de-siècle Belgium : Primitivism and Nostalgia" by Amy Ogata; 11. "Van Gogh in the South: Antimodernism and Exoticism in the Arlesian Paintings by Vojte?ch Jirat- Wasiutynski; 12. "Plays without People : Shadows and Puppets of Modernity in Fin-de-siècle Paris" by Matt K. Matsuda; 13. "Primitivism in Sweden : Dormant Desire or Fictional Identity?" by Michelle Facos. Very good. 28.00

Title: Antimodernism and Artistic Experience : Policing the Boudaries of Modernity. First Edition, softcover

Author Name: JESSUP, Lynda, (ed.) McKAY, Ian

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Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto / Buffalo / London, 2001, ISBN:0802083544:

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Keywords: ART ANTIMODERNISM HISTORY MODERNISM CANADA CANADIAN ARTISTS FRENCH SWEDISH CRITICISM PRIMITIVISM HANDICRAFTS,