Published to coincide with a major exhibition, a thematically arranged, visual survey of modernist photography in central Europe features the work of some one hundred individuals whose creations exemplify the region's potential between the First and Second World Wars.
Published to coincide with a major exhibition, a thematically arranged, visual survey of modernist photography in central Europe features the work of some one hundred individuals whose creations exemplify the region's potential between the ...
Author: Matthew S. Witkovsky
This is a book about artistic modernism contending with the historical transfigurations of modernity. As a conscientious engagement with modernity's restructuring of the lifeworld, the modernist avant-garde raised the stakes of this engagement to programmatic explicitness. But even beyond the vanguard, the global phenomenon of jazz combined somatic assault with sensory tutelage. Jazz, like the new technologies of modernity, re-calibrated sensory ratios. The criterion of the new as self-making also extended to names: pseudonyms and heteronyms. The protocols of modernism solicited a pragmatic arousal of bodily sensation as artistic resource, validating an acrobatic sensibility ranging from slapstick and laughter to the pathos of bereavement. Expressivity trumped representation. The artwork was a diagram of perception, not a mimetic rendering. For artists, the historical pressures of altered perception provoked new models, and Ezra Pound's slogan 'Make It New' became the generic rallying cry of renovation. The paradigmatic stance of the avant-garde was established by Futurism, but the discovery of prehistoric art added another provocation to artists. Paleolithic caves validated the spirit of all-over composition, unframed and dynamic. Geometric abstraction, Constructivism and Purism, and Surrealism were all in quest of a new mythology. Making it new yielded a new pathos in the sensation of radical discrepancy between futurist striving and remotest antiquity. The Paleolithic cave and the USSR emitted comparable siren calls on behalf of the remote past and the desired future. As such, the present was suffused with the pathos of being neither, but subject to both.
The Machine Age in America 1918–1941. New York: Abrams. ... Life: Early-
Twentieth-Century European Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Witkovsky, Matthew S. 2007. Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945. New
Author: Jed Rasula
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Thoroughly Modern Photo The Milwaukee | Art Museum's Foto. Modernity in
Central Europe, 1918-1945 highlights the favored place photography held during
those years in Germany, Austria, the former Czechoslovakia, Poland, and
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An exhibition tracing the emergence of Eastern and Central European Jewish
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Sarah Andress asys Foto : Modernity in Central Europe , 1918 - 1945 at the
National Gallery , Washington , D . C . Organized by Matthew S . Witkovsky , an
assistant curator of photography at the National Gallery , this exhibition revealed
The definitive text on women in photography, now in an affordable paperback edition.
Fotografia di Brescia , per una storia della fotografia al femminile , Museo Ken
Damy , Brescia , Italy , 2006 ; and Foto : Modernity in Central Europe , 1918–
1945 , National Gallery of Art , Washington , D.C. , 2007 ( traveled to
Author: Naomi Rosenblum
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Sources are the bedrock of history. But over the past few years the question of 'what is a historical source' has become an increasingly prominent concern. This text opens up the discussion on sources to those beyond the 'traditional' ones.
52 Matthew S. Witkovsky , foto : Modernity in Central Europe , 1918–1945 ,
London : Thames and Hudson , 2007 , is a richly illustrated recent survey of the
period which has the merit of treating previously forgotten Czech , Polish and ...
Author: Sarah Barber
Warsaw- and London-based filmmakers Franciszka and Stefan Themerson are often recognized internationally as pioneers of the 1930s Polish avant-garde. Yet, from the turn of the century to the end of the 1920s, Poland's literary and art scenes were also producing a rich array of criticism and early experiments with the moving image that set the stage for later developments in the avant-garde. In this comprehensive and accessible study, Kamila Kuc draws on myriad undiscovered archival sources to tell the history of early Polish avant-garde movements—Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, and Constructivism—and to reveal their impact on later practices in art cinema.
Ibid. 22. Malte Hagener, Moving Forward, Looking Back: The European Avant-
Garde and the Invention of Film Culture, ... See, for example, Peter Demetz, “
Introduction: A Map of Courage,” in Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–
Author: Kamila Kuc
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Performing Arts
This in-depth and generously illustrated look at six postwar photographers, along with a selection of their predecessors and contemporaries, captures a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history. World War II and its aftermath ushered in a new era of artistic expression. Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat poetry, and the New Journalism are often considered responses to war's shocking realities. Creative photographers responded to the same situation with images that broke the rules of conventional photographic technique. Street Seen, a companion volume to an exhibition, highlights six photographers who were prominent during and immediately following the war. Lisette Model s unflinching look at the urban environment; Louis Faurer s portraits of eccentrics in Times Square; Ted Croner s haunting night images; Saul Leiter s evocative glimpses of daily life; William Klein s graphic, confrontational style; and Robert Frank s documentation of American ideals gone awry these and other beautifully reproduced photographs communicate the emotional resonance of everyday life in postwar America. An essay by Lisa Hostetler explores the aesthetic revolution that took place after the war and reveals the principles of spontaneity and subjective interpretation that guided these photographers as they sought to make sense of new realities. A timeline, brief biographies, and bibliography are also included in this valuable compilation of the mid-century s most influential photography.
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. Washington , DC : National Gallery of Art , 2007 . Woodward , Richard . “ An
American Skeptic in Paris . ” New York Times , April 6 , 2003 , sec . 2 . “ The
Author: Lisa Hostetler
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Edited by Howard Greenberg, Annette Kicken, Rudolf Kicken. Preface by Suzanne Pastor. Text by Vladimir Birgus, et. al.
More recently , the National Gallery of Art in Washington , D.C. , broadened the
scholarship with its 2007 exhibition Foto : Modernity in Central Europe , 1918-
1945 , curated by Matthew Witkovsky . What once occupied an esoteric niche in ...
Author: Howard Greenberg
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
“Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945." at the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum to Jan. 9, revives the experimental ethos of interwar photo art. (1071
Fifth Ave., New York.) OHarbourfront Centre www.thepowerplant.0rg TheSteven ...
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... where he curated , among other exhibitions , Foto : Modernity in Central
Europe 1918–1945 in 2007. Witkovsky is already planning something a little
different , an exhibition slated for 2010-11 on photography's uses in early
conceptual art .
Category: Photographic art galleries
Foto : Modernity in Central Europe 1918 - 1945 ” ( from now until 31 August )
promises gems by László Moholy - Nagy and Hannah Höch . And multimedia
installations by Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller combining images and
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Includes 12 illustrated essays, these case studies on artists and concepts present Dada as a coherent movement with a set of operating principles.
... architecture have appeared in , among others , The Art Bulletin , Harvard
Design Magazine , Umění / Art , and the online journal Papers of Surrealism . He
is currently preparing Foto : Modernity in Central Europe , 1918 – 1945 , an
Author: Leah Dickerman
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
Matthew Witkovsky of the National Gallery of Art in Washington in the US shared
the total prize fund of £5000 for his book Foto : Modernity in Central Europe ,
1918 - 1945 . Taylor ' s work focuses on a collection of British calotypes - images
This is the first comprehensive English-language account of the Polish avant-garde film, from its beginnings in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding of avant-garde film, this collection includes writings on the pioneering work of the internationally-acclaimed Franciszka and Stefan Themerson; the Polish Futurists' (Jalu Kurek, Anatol Stern) engagement with film; the Thaw and animation (Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk, Andrzej Pawlowski, Zbigniew Rybczynski); documentary (Natalia Brzozowska, Kazimierz Karabasz, Wojciech Wiszniewski), Polish émigré filmmakers (Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Zulawski) as well as essays and documentation on the highly influential Film Form Workshop (Józef Robakowski, Ryszard Wasko, Wojciech Bruszewski). Including a mix of historical writings from early film magazines with commissioned essays, this book constitutes an important source on the rich, complex and diverse history of the Polish film avant-garde, which is presented from the perspective of both British (A. L. Rees, Jonathan Owen, Michael O'Pray) and Polish (Marcin Gizycki, Ryszard Kluszczynski, Kamila Kuc) authorities on the subject. This book is thus an indispensable introduction to the theories and practices of critically important avant-garde artists and filmmakers.
Versari, Maria Elena, 'The Central European Avant-Garde of the 1920s: The
Battleground for a Futurist Identity?', Vojtěch Lahoda ... Witkovsky, Matthew S.,
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945 (London: Thames and Hudson,
Author: Kamila Kuc
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Photomontage was pioneered as a technique in central Europe in the 1910s, where it flourished as an art form through the end of World War II. While German artists such as John Heartfield, Max Ernst and Hannah Höch used the medium to respond to the atrocities of war, other areas of Europe were simultaneously experiencing a newfound political autonomy as the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed. For these artists, namely Polish and Czech, photomontage manifested itself in a Surrealist approach to cut-and-paste imagery that emphasized its potential for visual poetry. Photo/Montage in Print traces the explosion of photomontage art in book cover design and illustrated magazines in the interwar period. Documenting the remarkable contributions of Czech artists in the creation of the visual language of modern print media, the publication includes some of the leading artists of the Czech avant garde such as Karel Teige, Jindrich Styrsky, Toyen, Ladislav Sutnar and Frantisek Muzika.
Bohumil Janda a Evropský literární klub ( Bohumil Janda and the European
Literary Club ) . Praha : Evropský ... Avant - Garde and Center : Devětsil in Czech
Culture , 1918-1938 . Doctoral ... Foto : Modernity in Central Europe , 1918–1945
Author: Jindřich Toman
Publisher: Modern Czech Book