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Author Arrowsmith, Rupert Richard, 1968-

Title Modernism and the museum : Asian, African, and Pacific art and the London avant-garde / Rupert Richard Arrowsmith.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.04 ARRO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 228 pages : illustrations, plans ; 23 cm.
Series Oxford English monographs.
Oxford English monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [216]-222) and index.
Contents 1 Dead Hand of Athens: Jacob Epstein, James Havard Thomas, and Provincialism in European Art 4 -- 2 An Indian Temple on the Strand: Charles Holden, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and London's First Modernist Sculptures 24 -- 3 Haunting the Reading Room: Ezra Pound and the British Museum's Egyptian and Assyrian Collections 57 -- 4 Nineveh, Amarna, Kyoto: Gill, Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, and the Direct Carving Revolution 74 -- 5 'Little Japanese Pictures': Ezra Pound, Laurence Binyon, and the British Museum Print Room 103 -- 6 China in Whitechapel, Japan in Shepherd's Bush: Aldington, Ford, Pound, Fletcher, and Lowell 128 -- 7 'The More Serious Art that One Likes': T. E. Hulme, Jacob Epstein, and the Making of a Global Classicism 164 -- 8 'The Benin Things are Fine, Fine': The Art of Africa and the Pacific Islands in Pre-War London 179 -- 9 'Kuanon of all Delights': Seven Lakes, Eight Views, and the Korean Goddess of The Cantos 200.
Summary By demonstrating that many of the concepts and styles associated with modernism were actually derived directly from cultures such as Japan, China, Korea, India, Egypt, Assyria, West Africa, and the Pacific Islands, this book provides an entirely new way of looking at the evolution of modernist art and literature in the West.
Subject Modernism (Art)
Modernism (Art) -- African influences.
Modernism (Literature)
Art, Asian -- Influence.
Art, Pacific Island -- Influence.
Museums -- England -- London.
ISBN 9780199593699 (hbk.)
0199593698 (hbk.)