Inventing Abstraction 1910 – 1925
How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art
Leah Dickerman (Ed.)
Thames & Hudson, London, 2012
out of print
It was only a century ago that audiences in Europe and the United States saw their first examples of modernist abstract art.
This invaluable new book includes examinations of key artists, artworks, events and issues in the early history of abstraction. In combining these investigations with a new and original sense of abstract art as an expansive, various, yet inter-related field, Inventing Abstraction makes an outstanding contribution to its study.
In celebrating this bold aesthetic adventure, Inventing Abstraction focuses on its first fifteen years, as ideas developed and spread through an international network of artists. It also reached into many media – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and film, writing and the book, music and dance. Inventing Abstraction features extensive illustrations of works in all these forms.