Nerdlette

rhythms of modern life

Posted in artlies by nerdlette on 4 June 2008

amazing catalog on british linocuts from the early 20th century. exhibition should open at the Met this fall.

is my love of propagandist art a kind of closeted expression of my love of branding–thinly veiled in art history and shielded by irony

according to the NYT

It involved the artists’ “personal transformations” of Futurism and Cubism into a singular language that influenced graphic and poster design with its “thrusting, vertiginous or syncopated rhythms of the modern world.” And whether it represented a desolate no man’s land or an urban landscape, this art for a new, jazzy age was a radical departure from the stylistic stranglehold of Victorianism

[book] [exhibition]

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