World history of realism in visual arts 1830-1990 : naturalism, socialist realism, social realism, magic realism, new realism and documentary photography /

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Author / Creator: Röhrl, Boris.
Format: Book
Imprint: Hildesheim ; Zürich ; New York : Georg Olms Verlag, 2013.
Summary:In this international historical survey, the different varieties of realism are explained in their theoretical context, and categorized according to established definitions. The book is divided into three chronological sections. The first part, covering the years 1830-1917, describes the origins of the realist style in Europe and North America, the emergence of Naturalism, and the origins of socialist art. The second part (1917-1960) explains the different stages of socialist realism in the USSR, as well as the directions taken by realism in the West (social realism, magic realism and documentary photography) and in emergent countries (Mexican muralism and other forms of revolutionary art). In the last part (1960-1990), the influence of modernism on realism is discussed (new realism, Pop Art, photorealism, political art in Asia and Latin America, forms of critical realism in the worldwide student movements of the late 1960s). This is the only extensive manual to be published in the 21st century describing the varieties of realism. The manual includes a dictionary of artistic terms.
Item Description:"The basis of this history is explained in a small manual entitled Kunsttheorie des Realismus und Naturalismus which was published in 2003 in German. The chapters on 'Methodology' and on the Italian 'Naturalisti' have been taken from the above mentioned manual and translated into English for this book" -- Preface.
Physical Description:xi, 677 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 608-623) and indexes.