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Published: 28 March 2018

256 Pages | 13 colour illustrations, 51 black & white illustrations

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9781784992507

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Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

First Edition

Bernard Vere

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Identifies sport as a key inspiration for an international range of modernist artists
  • The author examines a diverse set of paintings, photographic works, films, buildings, and writings from artists in France, Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union. Artists covered include Umberto Boccioni and Jean Metzinger
  • Builds on existing cultural histories of sport to integrate them into an art historical context
  • Goes beyond existing art-historical treatments of the sporting theme by stressing its internationalism and cross-disciplinary nature
  • Presents new readings of aspects of a number of avant-garde movements, including Italian futurism, cubism, German expressionism, Le Corbusier>'s architecture and Soviet constructivism

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