出版社：Thames & Hudson
サイズ：30.8 x 24.0 cm
‘Abstract art is always rooted in experience of the real world.’ So begins art historian Pepe Karmel’s bold new exploration of the origins and evolution of abstract art. Traditional histories of the subject have concentrated on formal innovations – abstraction as a sequence of ‘isms’ – with less interest in how the art relates to the world around us. At the same time, they have tended to privilege a core group of European and North American artists considered central to the subject’s discussion. Moving well beyond the established figures and movements usually associated with abstract art, and focusing on subject matter and content rather than simply colour and form, Karmel reconsiders the history of abstraction from a global perspective, showing us how artists from all parts of the world have used abstract imagery to convey personal, social and political experience.
Pepe Karmel received his B.A. from Harvard College and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and now teaches in the Department of Art History, New York University. He is the author of Picasso and the Invention of Cubism, and has written for publications including Art in America and The New York Times. Karmel has also curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions.