Blast : Vorticism 1914-1918

By: Edwards, Paul (eds)

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144 pp, Illustrated in colour and b/w. Vorticism was the only British avante-garde movement to make an original contribution to European Modernism. Founded in 1914 by Wyndham Lewis and christened by Ezra Pound, the Vorticism movement was a sustained act of aggression against the moribund Victorianism seen as stifling to artistic energies. Inspired by the example of F.T. Marinetti and the Futurists, the Vorticists were nevertheless harshly critical of the Futurists' naive enthusiasm for modernity. They created their own style of geometric abstraction to celebrate the new consciousness of humanity in a mechanized urban environment. But their splintered and discordant style also measured the cost of the psychic disruption that modernity caused. This illustrated guide to the movement covers topics including sculpture, painting, literary Vorticism, women in Vorticism and Vorticist aesthetics. 1840146478

Title: Blast : Vorticism 1914-1918

Author Name: Edwards, Paul (eds)

Categories: art,

Publisher: Aldershot, United Kingdom, Ashgate Publishing, Limited 2000: 2000

ISBN Number: 1840146478

ISBN Number 13: 9781840146479

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Size: 4to.

Book number: 51171

Keywords: AVANT-GARDE, Wyndham Lewis, Vorticism, WW1, 1914-1918, War Artists, uropean Modernism, Abstraction, Geometric,