Coverart for item
The Resource The mobility of modernism : art and criticism in 1920s Latin America, Harper Montgomery

The mobility of modernism : art and criticism in 1920s Latin America, Harper Montgomery

Label
The mobility of modernism : art and criticism in 1920s Latin America
Title
The mobility of modernism
Title remainder
art and criticism in 1920s Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Harper Montgomery
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many Latin American artists and critics in the 1920s drew on the values of modernism to question the cultural authority of Europe. Modernism gave them a tool for coping with the mobility of their circumstances, as well as the inspiration for works that questioned the very concepts of the artist and the artwork and opened the realm of art to untrained and self-taught artists, artisans, and women. Writing about the modernist works in newspapers and magazines, critics provided a new vocabulary with which to interpret and assign value to the expanding sets of abstracted forms produced by these artists, whose lives were shaped by mobility. Harper Montgomery examines modernist artworks and criticism that circulated among a network of cities, including Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Havana, and Lima. She maps the dialogues and relationships among critics who published in avant-gardist magazines such as Amauta and Revista de Avance and artists such as Carlos Merida, Xul Solar, and Emilio Pettoruti, among others, who championed esoteric forms of abstraction. She makes a convincing case that, for these artists and critics, modernism became an anticolonial stance which raised issues that are still vital today-the tensions between the local and the global, the ability of artists to speak for blighted or unincorporated people, and, above all, how advanced art and its champions can enact a politics of opposition
Member of
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montgomery, Harper
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6502.57.M63
LC item number
M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts, Latin American
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Arts and society
  • Art criticism
  • Art criticism
  • Arts and society
  • Arts, Latin American
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Latin America
  • Kunst
  • Kunstkritik
  • Moderne
  • Lateinamerika
Label
The mobility of modernism : art and criticism in 1920s Latin America, Harper Montgomery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Circulation : Latin American art in Amauta -- Relocation : Carlos Mérida moves to Mexico City -- Homecoming : Emilio Pettoruti and Xul Solar return to Buenos Aires -- Dissemination : woodcuts reproduce artistic labor -- Reproduction : Norah Borges draws modern femininity -- Pedagogy : Mexican children's art becomes revolutionary -- Conclusion
Control code
961153399
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781477312544
Lccn
2016049900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027288278
  • 99973634277
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961153399
Label
The mobility of modernism : art and criticism in 1920s Latin America, Harper Montgomery
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Circulation : Latin American art in Amauta -- Relocation : Carlos Mérida moves to Mexico City -- Homecoming : Emilio Pettoruti and Xul Solar return to Buenos Aires -- Dissemination : woodcuts reproduce artistic labor -- Reproduction : Norah Borges draws modern femininity -- Pedagogy : Mexican children's art becomes revolutionary -- Conclusion
Control code
961153399
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781477312544
Lccn
2016049900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027288278
  • 99973634277
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961153399

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...