Die Kunst der Moderne Sandro Bocola
The Art of Modernism
Art, Culture and Society from
Goya to the present day

Translated from German by Catherine Schelbert and Nicholas Levis
Prestel Verlag, München - London - New York, 1994

616 Pages with 401 monochrome llustrations.
Format 14,8 x 22,5 cm. ISBN 3-7913-1889-6
Hardcover with color dust jacket.

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Content


Part One - The New Paradigm



Foreword

I. Introduction


1. Main Theses
Footnotes: I. Introduction


The End of the Modern Era


1. A Historical Overview
2. The 19th-Century View of the World and of the Human Being
3. The Art of the 19th Century
Footnotes: II. The End of the Modern Era



III. Pictorial Reality and the Beginnings of Modernism


1. The Reality of Perception
2. The Reality of Order
3. The Reality of Emotion
4. The Reality of the Irrational
Footnotes: III. Pictorial reality and the Beginnings of Modernism



IV. Invisible Reality and the Aesthetics of Universality


1. Universality as Timelessness and Indivisibility: ‘ Naïve’ and ‘Primitive’ Art
2. The Universal as a Structure: from Cubism to Neoplasticism
3. Universality as Energy: from Fauvism to Abstract Expressionism
Footnotes: IV. Invisible Reality and the Aesthetics of Universality



V. The New Paradigm in the World-View of the Modernist Era


1. The World-View of Modern Physics
2. The Psychoanalytic View of the Human Being
3. The Social Revolution
Footnotes: V. The New Paradigm in the World-View of the Modernist Era



Part Two - Crisis and Renewal



VI. Crisis and Renewal


1. On the Essence of the Classical

2. Art as Riddle: Marcel Duchamp and the Onset of Absurdity
3. The Confrontation with Progress
4. Attempted Cures: Modern Baroque
Footnotes: VI. Crisis and Renewal



VII. The Political Revolt Against the Modernist Idea


1. National Socialism
2 The Second World War


Footnotes: VII. The Political Revolt Against the Modernist Idea



VIII. Triumph and Consummation


1. Mystic Fusion through Ecstasy and Meditation: Abstract Romanticism

2. The Medium is the Message: Modern Realism
3. The Ideology of the Impersonal: Abstract Classicism
4. Magic and Ritual: Modern Symbolism
5. Taking Stock
Footnotes: VIII. Triumph and Consummation



Part Three - Fragmentation and Decline



IX The Loss of Reality: The End of Modernism


1. A Historical Overview
2. The Narcissistic Crisis

3. The Art of the Post-Modern Era
Footnotes: IX. The Loss of Reality: The End of Modernism


Bibliography