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Writing on the wall : word and image in modern art / Simon Morley.

By: Morley, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2003Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500238111 :; 0520241088 :.Subject(s): Writing in art | Symbolism in art | Art, Modern -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 759.06
Contents:
Introduction: words and pictures -- Grand Bazar Universel: impressionist words -- Merahi metua no Tehamana: symbolist words -- KUB: Cubist words -- Parole-in-Liberta: futurist words -- L.H.O.O.Q: Dada words -- Futura: constructivist words -- L'Alphabet des reves: surrealist words -- Beat the whites with the red wedge: words and power -- Writing degree zero: post-war words -- Intermedia: Neo-Dada words -- Coca-Cola: pop words -- Art as idea as idea: conceptual words I -- A heap of language: conceptual words II -- The prison-house of language: postmodern words -- Creolization: millennial words -- Epilogue: hypertexts and future words.
Review: "This study explores the strange, unsettling and often humorous results when words escape their traditional confines and inhabit artworks. It traces the growing bond between word and image in art, explaining how artists since the late nineteenth century have harnessed the resulting tension to form identities, challenge authority and make sense of a world in constant change. Arranged by significant movements from the impressionists to the present day. Writing on the Wall also reveals how artists have responded to an environment increasingly saturated with words, and how the mass media have adopted and adapted artistic devices in lypography, propaganda and advertising."--BOOK JACKET.
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This systematic study explores the way in which words have encroached on the visual arts from the late 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. Simon Morley identifies the key ways in which artists and movements of the modern and contemporary era used words.

Includes bibliography and index.

1. Introduction: words and pictures -- 2. Grand Bazar Universel: impressionist words -- 3. Merahi metua no Tehamana: symbolist words -- 4. KUB: Cubist words -- 5. Parole-in-Liberta: futurist words -- 6. L.H.O.O.Q: Dada words -- 7. Futura: constructivist words -- 8. L'Alphabet des reves: surrealist words -- 9. Beat the whites with the red wedge: words and power -- 10. Writing degree zero: post-war words -- 11. Intermedia: Neo-Dada words -- 12. Coca-Cola: pop words -- 13. Art as idea as idea: conceptual words I -- 14. A heap of language: conceptual words II -- 15. The prison-house of language: postmodern words -- 16. Creolization: millennial words -- 17. Epilogue: hypertexts and future words.

"This study explores the strange, unsettling and often humorous results when words escape their traditional confines and inhabit artworks. It traces the growing bond between word and image in art, explaining how artists since the late nineteenth century have harnessed the resulting tension to form identities, challenge authority and make sense of a world in constant change. Arranged by significant movements from the impressionists to the present day. Writing on the Wall also reveals how artists have responded to an environment increasingly saturated with words, and how the mass media have adopted and adapted artistic devices in lypography, propaganda and advertising."--BOOK JACKET.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Words and Pictures Grand Bazar Universal
  • Impressionist Words Merahi metua no Teha'amana
  • Symbolist Words Au Bon Marche
  • Cubist Words Parole-in-Liberta
  • Futurist Words L.H.O.O.Q Dada Words Futura
  • Constructivist Words L'Alphabet des reves
  • Surrealist Words Words and Power Writing Degree Zero
  • Post-War Words Intermedia
  • Neo-Dada words Coca-Cola
  • Pop Words Art As Idea As Idea
  • Conceptual Words I A Heap of Language
  • Conceptual Words II The Prison-House of Language
  • Postmodern Words Creolization
  • Millennial Words Epiloque
  • Hypertext and Future Words
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • List of Illustrations